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Thursday, June 7, 2018

#ThursdayThoughts with Carolyn Rae

Good Morning!

As you well know, it is always a pleasure to bring to your attention a new-to-me author. I met Carolyn Rae in Oklahoma @ the OKRWA workshop with Donald Maass so please give her a great big welcome!


While I can’t fight hunger in third world countries, I can help feed the hungry near home. I volunteer each month to help the Tarrant County Mobile Food Pantry, when it brings food to the parking lot of my church. People who live in Hurst, Euless, or Bedford, Texas, can sign up to get fresh food. The offerings include potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, onions, tomatoes, cantaloupes, bread, cheese, some type of meat, and even candy.

Those who come can fill up boxes in shopping carts with food, and volunteers help people load the boxes into their cars.

Even though I keep my brain busy with writing novels, I also volunteer to tutor school children once a week. Some are also learning English as a second language. Tutoring helps me keep my math, history, sociology, and geology skills current. I even helped a seventh grader with questions about credit and debit cards. It amazes me that they teach kids subjects in lower grades that used to be kept until later in their schooling. Perhaps kids are smarter than we give them credit for.

Although I write novels to entertain readers, I find volunteering helps me feel like I am making the world a better place.

Carolyn Rae (a/k/a Carolyn Rae Williamson) Her passion is writing romantic suspense and delving into the minds of stalkers, bombers, and terrorists that threaten the course of true love. Her profile and travel articles have appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, Positive Parenting, AAA World, Hawaii and Alaska, and Romance Writer’s Report.

Along with her novels, she wrote the text of There IS Life After Lettuce (Eakin Press), a cookbook for heart patients and diabetics, and has a master’s degree in home economics.  She has worked as a teacher in a federal prison, done research for a mincemeat company, and worked as a paralegal for several attorneys.

Find our more by visiting Carolyn's website and Facebook page.

Carolyn normally writes hot, steamy romance, however her book, Holiday with a Prince a sweet romance, is available at Amazon.

Hope you enjoyed today's post and that you'll drop by weekly for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God Bless.


Jacqueline Seewald said...


Like you, I love to read and write romantic suspense. Wishing you every success!

Kara O'Neal said...

It was lovely to learn about you, Carolyn. Thank you for what you do for your community. I enjoyed reading about your book. It sounds like a good one!

Alina K. Field said...

It sounds like you keep very busy giving back to your community!

Diane Burton said...

It's great to learn more about you, Carolyn. Best wishes.

Susan Coryell said...

I commend you for all your volunteering efforts which coincide with my own priorities for my free time. Sometimes working with the needy offers insights for my characters. A win-win! Best luck for continued writing success.