Imperfect Echoes Released to


 “Writing Truth and Justice with Capital Letters, lie and oppression with Small.”
This poetry book was 
honored by the prestigious Writer’s Digest.

Imperfect Echoes: Writing Truth and Justice with Capital Letters, lie and oppression with Small is an inherently fascinating, thoughtful, and thought-provoking read that is very highly recommended for community and academic library Contemporary Poetry collections.” 

~Jim Cox, Editor-In-Chief of Midwest Book Reviews


And, Ta Da! Carolyn’s Multi Award-Winning 

Celebration Series of Chapbooks Co-Authored with Magdalena Ball

Many of the Celebration Series e-books are FREE to Amazon Prime members.
Reviews are always appreciated. 

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A visit to the Aquarium of the Pacific inspired this poem that won the Franklin Christoph Prize for Poetry. Carolyn naturally included it in the Celebration Series’ book honoring our precious Earth, Sublime Planet. All profits from the book go to World Wildlife Fund.
(See the poem on right)

Endangered Species ©
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A dragon, hiding as dragons
do, to pounce upon prey, shock

them into submission with forked
tongue, spiked tail, blue-green

scales, brimstone breath. But not
a sea dragon, this—nearly misnamed

a seahorse—dainty—
disguises herself in briney

fronds, sways with the current.
her delicate horn-shaped

snout trumpets silence.
Long like a dragon,

long as a water-lily stem,
soft, and—presumably,

slick. She flourishes
her leaf-like fins, the translucent

shade of her underwater forest
of amber seaweed pads, exactly,

matches her dance to that of the kelp
—ballet in slow motion

so the visitor to her underocean
home will not see her. She will take

them by surprise
with tenderness.

Carolyn readily gives permission for others to print her poetry upon request.

Carolyn has been publishing poetry and fiction for years and loves passing along the tricks of the trade she learned from marketing those so-called hard-to-promote genres with her acclaimed HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers, including The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor. Both won awards from USA Book News. The Frugal Editor also won the Readers’ Views Literary Award, the marketing award from Next Generation Indie Books and others including the coveted Irwin award. How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically launched to rave reviews from Jim Cox, Editor-in-Chief of Midwest Book Reviews and others: This website includes the books in this series starting with the third edition of The Frugal Book Promoter published by Modern History Press and other resources for writers. Learn more about those on this website or on her Amazon Profile page: 

Carolyn returned to writing about the same time as was flowering and feels that the website is essential for a book to reach its potential. The authors’ profiles they offer through Author Central can include a feed from an author’s blog, a social network like Twitter, and lists of all the author’s books including those that are out of print like Carolyn’s early books listed below. It also includes a follow button so Amazon can notify readers who follow when that author publishes new books. Find hers at

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Note: Amazon Keeps Books (usually used) available after they are out of print
including earlier editions. Authors do not get royalties from these sales
but most authors are honored when readers continue to buy them at very
frugal prices, read them, and even review them or write to the authors
with their comments. 


These books are out of print but still available. See Amazon’s new and Used Feature
for third-market books, on each of these book’s sales pages,

All of the above titles above are the first and only editions available.

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Carolyn Speaks at Conferences Everywhere and Anywhere 

Authors Might Be Found

Publishers Association of Los Angeles
presentation with Editor Robin Quinn
and  the legendary Dan Poynter


"Your talk was not only informative but also inspirational." 
~ Libby Grandy, California Writers Club and  author

Carolyn speaks at writers’ conferences, and tradeshows specializing in Utah’s culture, tolerance, book promotion, and editing and has appeared on TV and hundreds of radio stations nationwide. She acts commercially and has appeared on ads for entities like: Time-Life CDs, Lenscrafters, Marlborough, Blue Shield, Chinet, Princess Cruises (Japan). Learn more on her speaking and acting pages and editing page on this site.

Carolyn loves to travel. She has visited near 100 countries that have been frequent fodder for her poems.  She has studied writing at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom; Herzen University in St. Petersburg, Russia; and Charles University, Prague. She admits to carrying a pen and journal wherever she goes. 

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Carolyn writes and edits award winning poetry…

Carolyn has edited poetry for self-published poets and was honored to have a poem chosen for this anthology, Master Class Poetry Mystique: Inside the Contemporary Poetry Workshop edited by Suzanne Lummis. Both poets believe that studying other poets’ successes—and mistakes—is one of the best ways to hone their craft. She encourages poets to consider putting this text in their libraries and make it a habit to study one poem and critique a day. It is full of poems with great potential and includes Suzanne’s critiques and the final results for each.

Here is an excerpt of Carolyn poem chosen for this combination anthology/text:

Utah Child Borrows Her Song from the South

Mama (tired of trying to effect

his noise) skipped the part 

where B’rer Rabbit, went


clippity lippity,

only she didn’t fool me. I knew

its breath. How clever those B’rers! 


B’rer Fox,

he juz lay low

and B’rer Rabbit, 

that moment 


when he knocks

that tar baby silly 

’cause she didn’t behave 

properly as he’d like.

A Carousel of Quotations and Haikus Inspired by Tibet 

“Only it seems to me that once in your life before you die
you ought to see a country where they don’t talk in English
and don’t even want to.”
~ Mrs. Gibbs from Our Town  by Thornton Wilder

Several of these haikus were chosen for Luz Del Mes Tri-Anthology, a project to inspire
acceptance among 
peoples around the world through poetry and translation.
Translators: Agatha Rodi and Maritza M. Mejia

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If you need help with your writing career, let me share with you my experience as a publicist, journalist, marketer, retailer, and as an instructor at UCLA. Of course, the most frugal way to get the information you need is with my multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers. If I can help you with this or any of the other services I offer, please fill out and submit the brief form on the right. 

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A Guide and Links to all of Carolyn’s Books

Great Fiction
and HARKENING at Amazon in their new and used feature.
Both of these books are out of print. They are available only on Amazon's New and Used feature for about $1.

Great Poetry
Purchase TRACINGS (Finishing Line Press) at Amazon.
IMPERFECT ECHOES: Writing Truth and Justice with Capital Letters,  lie and oppression with Small

Give the gift of poetry with
a chapbook from
Magdalena Ball's
and My Celebration Series

CHERISHED PULSE: Unconventional Love Poetry
IMAGINING THE FUTURE: Ruminations on Fathers and Other Masculine Apparitions
SHE WORE EMERALD THEN: Reflections on Motherhood
BLOOMING RED: Christmas Poetry for the Rational
DEEPER INTO THE PONDCelebration of Femininity
SUBLIME PLANET: Celebrating Earth and the Universe

HowToDoItFrugally Series for Writers
Purchase THE FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTER, Third Edition,
published by Modern History Press
an addendum to The Frugal Editor with more word trippers
GREAT FIRST-IMPRESSION BOOK PROPOSALS. Second Edition, published by Modern History Press

Survive and Thrive Series of HowToDoItFrugally Books for Retailers
Authors who understand what retailers need and want are more successful when they
pitch events (workshops, readings, seminars) to bookstores and other businesses.

Note: Most of Carolyn's books are also available for the Kindle reader.
Did you know that with the Free app, Kindle can be adapted to any reader--even your PC

Note: Carolyn encourages authors to download her Multi-Use Media Kits at the top the Media Press Room Page, to use as a guide for writing their own Media Kit
in conjunction with the directions in the Third Edition of the Frugal Book Promoter, published by Modern History Press.