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Exciting Announcement

On April 7th, 2012 at 1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern time, join me for a live interview on a blog talk radio program hosted by Ashley Fontainne.

For more details, see here.

Feeling Poetic

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When I close my eyes I am carefree Soaring above the world Suspended in flight Unhindered by constraints Liberated from judgment.
When my eyes open I am reborn Focused on the horizon Updrafts lift me only higher Soaring, free, liberated.
As I rise, my spirit heals Free to be me, Free to believe I will make my destination Stronger, bolder and ready to fly again.

The Human Observation Project: Passions and Beliefs

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We all have responsibilities in life – things that need to be taken care, places to be, etc.  But what about your soul?  Do you take time to feed it?
If you love to exercise, do you find the time?  If you have a passion for something, do you pursue it despite the costs involved?
A recent incident in my life has made me analyze the path I have chosen to take in life, and has left me in a complex situation.  My choices, my passion, and my beliefs have left me in conflict with those I had loved the most.  However, I am determined not to let others alter my path, even family.
How can we use passions and beliefs in our writing?
Do your characters have passions and beliefs they embrace beyond all pressure against them to crumble?                 In TIES THAT BIND, Major Crimes Detective Madison Knight must stand up to her superiors despite their pressure to close a case even if it means putting the wrong man behind bars.
Every human has an agenda, something ultimately important to them.  Do your …

The Winner is...

The winner of the signed paperback copy of ELEVEN is Sandy Wolters!  Congratulations Sandy, and I hope you enjoy it.  I'll be in contact with you shortly.

Thank you to all that entered!

Long Weekend Giveaway!

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Well it's a long weekend for us here in Ontario, anyhow...but here's your chance to win a signed paperback copy of FBI thriller ELEVEN!  Noted as a special recommendation on the THE MIAMI BOOK'S EXAMINER's "Top 12 Fiction Books of 2011" and compared to greats such as New York Times Bestsellers Tami Hoag and Tess Gerritsen, you won't want to miss the opportunity.
What some reviewers are saying: "Silence of the Lambs move over.  Eleven is an astonishing performance.""Masterful, gripping writing! Would make a thrilling movie!""The expertise of the author takes you into a darker place than any other I have read of late."So, here's a list of how to enter:
1) Comment to this post as to why you want to read ELEVEN. 

AND / OR 2) Like my Facebook author page, and leave a comment to the post on the contest as to why you would like to read ELEVEN.
AND / OR 3) Tweet the following on Twitter:   I want to read ELEVEN by @Carolyn_Arnold http…

What Writing is to me...

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Writing is the intimate expression of exploration and probing into the creative aspect of human nature.  It's a tapping into the dreams and aspirations we may have.  It's facing the fears we'd never dare to in real life.  It's meeting new people who take us places we'd never go.  In reality, writing is a means of travel to that which only exists in our imagination.
We are swept away in drama, heartbreak, excitement, thrills, fear, death and romance.
Yes, writing has the ability to touch our emotions, to motivate us, to lift us up when we are down.  It allows us a mental playground in which we can escape from daily life.
Yet the best transformation comes about with the transference from our minds to paper, to the form of books and stories, in which we share these secret realms with others. 
By extension I feel deeply honored to be able to share my work with others, to have them read my work and experience the worlds I have created.  Writing in its fullest essence is no…