Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children.
She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author’s Monthly. She’s been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.
Visit her site at http://www.caroleproman.com/
Biggest literary influencer:
Jane Austen, Jojo Moyes, and Sandra Dallas.
Last book read:
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
The book that changed your life:
When I was 18, I bought a book called Ecofiction. It was a collection of short stories that were environment-oriented, yet filled with the impending doom of humanity’s effect on nature. The book horrified me with its simplicity, and the message was simply that if we don’t take care of Earth, it will consume us. As pollution and neglect of our planet hit the news, I am reminded daily of the dire warnings in this out of print book that became a harbinger of the future.
Your favorite literary character:
Elizabeth Bennet, because she it both sensible and a model of integrity.
Currently working on:
I just published Mindfulness for Kids with Calista Press. It was my first non-indie assignment, and I had a great time. I collaborated with a therapist and enjoyed the experience. It was published under my Carole P. Roman brand. I am hoping they will ask me to do another. I am finishing up a book called Marketing Indieworld with authors Julie A. Gerber and Dr. Angela Hausman that should be published later this spring.
Words to live by:
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. “– Jon Kabat-Zinn
Advice to new and aspiring authors:
Don’t talk about it, write! Finish your work and than get a good editor. Don’t go into this thinking you’re going to make millions of dollars, and don’t quit your day job.
Links to any articles or reviews of your work:
2 or 3 Testimonials:
“Roman draws the reader in from the first page with illustrations that are cheerful and clever.”
– Kirkus Review
“It’s awe-inspiring when a book offers young readers a sense of purpose and encourages them that they too can determine their own destinies with hard work and perseverance.”
– The Children’s Book Review
“She foregoes the often-used technique of rhyming text in favor of a more natural, conversational tone that effectively captures the spirit of a child’s imagination and daily play.”
– Foreword Review