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Welcome to my Website!
My name is Carolyn Wolfe, (former last names are Edmonds and Overington) and I want to welcome you to my website. I am a freelance writer and poet. I live and work in Winchester, VA, and share my home with my wonderful husband who is a photographer and my many animal companions.
A little about me, I am an animal advocate and vegetarian and my work tends to reflect these deep seated beliefs. I love to write fiction and fantasy, poetry and stories for children. I am a sci-fi, sword and sorcery fan and always seem to add a little magic to the mix in my stories.
I hope you enjoy my books and if you scroll down just a little you will see the links where you can view and purchase them.
Updates for 2012!
My Newest Book- The Unhappy Little Dragon, Lessons Learned- goes on Virtual Tour May 7th 2012 and will be touring the blogosphere for three weeks! There will be book reviews and interviews and I will also be on Crysto Capers Blog Radio, to kick off the tour on May 7th at 8 pm. Please look for updates and event/tour info on my author page on Face Book- Carolyn Wolfe's Poetry and Prose.
I had the opportunity to be a guest host on a wonderful RadioTalk Blog show called 2 Guys On Business and the topic for today was how to get your books published and the promises and pitfalls of getting your book out there.
I have posted it on my facebook page and ask if you are interested to go to Talk Radio Blog- 2 Guys on Business and listen to the morning show on Jan13th 2011. The topic was how can writing a book help your business but we delved into the
whole aspect of publishing your book as well. I love this talk show and get a lot of great business tips. It was an honor to be on their show today!
Here is the link to their show! Hope you enjoy it!www.blogtalkradio.com/2guysonbusiness
I would also like to share with you all a trailer for my book The Bedtime Of The Sky, this trailer was created by the incredibly talented artist
who illustrated my book Leslie Mathis:
Writers networking Info
Since I love to network, I would like to tell you a bit about my new publisher ARPG! I cannot say enough great things about them. They are a wonderful company that gives so very much to their authors- in time, patience, advice and wonderful services! It is so helpful to have someone who cares as much as you do about your work and puts a great deal of time and effort into making your dreams become reality. I recommend them highly! Eric Patterson is the owner and Publisher and he makes all this publishing biz look easy!
Their link is http://www.avidreaderspg.com/
I just wanted to add this new link to a wonderful magazine that is very empowering for women: Sibyl Magazine.
My website along with many wonderful websites is being advertised on their Magazine website as well!
Please take a peek at this Magazine and you will see that it is very inspiring.
I am meeting the most amazing writers online and I would like to share their links with you!
Here are some links from my new found friend Gabriel, that I think you will enjoy!
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Info about my books:
The poetry in "When The Moon Speaks" is eclectic and has been compiled from over thirty years of my life, from College days to the New Millenium. It is about magic, nature, politics and a bit of philosophy thrown in for good measure. This book was published in 2007 by Publish America. (not ARPG)
My first Children's book which was released in Nov 2011 by ARPG, "The Unhappy Little Dragon, Lessons Learned" is an illustrated story book about a little Dragon that has problems controlling his own fire. The illustrations are beautifully drawn by artist Leslie Mathis!
"Notes from The Shadow Self " is my second book of poetry, released in April 2010 by ARPG, and is a mood piece. These poems explore the darker or shadow side of the personality, letting inner and more edgier thoughts come forward in order to shed a little light on the subject. This includes a collection of my previously published poetry as well as a few new pieces. Cover photography by S. Douglas Wolfe.
"The Moonsparrow Collection" released in April 2010 by ARPG, is a collection of my short, fantasy/fiction stories and includes both previously published work and some brand new fantasy mixed with a little magic and romance. I have introduced these stories at local festivals and events in the area, in my role as storyteller! Cover photography by S. Douglas Wolfe.
My new children's book was released Summer 2010, by ARPG is titled"The Bedtime Of The Sky and Other Sleepy Bye Stories" and is a collection of children's stories in rhyme written especially for bedtime reading! This book is also charmingly illustrated by artist Leslie Mathis, who makes the stories come alive with her artwork.
My books are available to be purchased online at: amazon.com, amazon.com.uk, BarnesandNoble.com, and Froogle.They are also all available as E-books.
Other Links include:
The Local Talent/Virginia Writers site where you can order a copy of "When The Moon Speaks" online :http://www.localtalentbooksmusic.com/home.php?cat=352
This is also a wonderful site for all Virginia writers to get the word out about their book and I recommend it highly!
My facebook account link is"http://www.facebook.com/people/Carolyn-Wolfe/525737127"
My jacketflap.com is: http://www.jacketflap.com/cwolfe
Current Poetry Events
I am currently coordinating a Monthly Poetry and Musical event at "The Lord's Chapel" in Winchester, VA. The event is every Second Saturday of the month at 7pm, and is an Open Mic nite for poets, musicians and performers to get together and share their voice. It is graciously hosted by Suwahlu and Petros. A very big thank you to both of you for allowing us to have the event at this beautiful Chapel.
I am also currently working at a new shop in Old Town Winchester, "Remember Yourself" which is a beautiful community oriented shop which sells: Used and Local Authors books, jewelry by local artists, photography, artwork, crystals, and also has services such as a Massage Therapist who does Therapeutic Massage, Reki Practicioners, and other energy work by a variety of practicioners. It is a lovely place to go and disconnect from the outside world.
I will be having The Downtown Poets of Winchester Writer's meetups there every First Friday of the Month.
The shop is located at 18 S. Braddock Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Contact me at: 540-722-6283, or email me at email@example.com
Past Poetry Events
From April 3rd, 2009- December 2009: I coordinated a Poetry Reading and Open Mic Nite at The Book of Knowledge Book Store, for First Fridays in Winchester! The bookstore was located at 7 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, Featured Poets read from 6:30-8:00 pm, and then Open Mic was an open invitation for all local Poets to share the work! Chris and Charlene, the bookstore owners, very kindly hosted this event every First Friday and served delicious food and beverages! A very Big Thank you to Chris and Charlene! Also a big thank you to Nate C. who assisted with everything, including microphone and sound set up! I appreciated being able to have the event at the Book Of Knowledge very much!
This event has now moved to The Lord's Chapel In Winchester and is every Second Saturday at 7pm.
I just found out that my Book was reviewed by a Poet who I greatly admire, Grace Cavalieri! Her show, the Poet and the Poem is a wonderful Tribute to Poetry and Poets! Her accomplishments are many and she is the kindest and warmest person I know! I am pleased as punch to be on her list!
Best Books for Spring, 2009
By Grace Cavalieri, Book Review Editor
Books are in no particular order
BEST BOOKS OF POETRY
My Vocabulary Did This to Me, The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer
© 2008 Wesleyan University Press, edited by Peter Gizzi and Kevin Killian. 504 pp. ISBN: 078-0-8195-6887-8.
The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest, edited by Hadley Haden Guest,
© 2008 Wesleyan University Press 516 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8195-6860-1.
Selected Poems by Cecily Angleton and Eugenia Schultheis. c2007 Barclay Bryan Press,
Karma, Dharma, Pudding & Pie by Philip Appleman, Illustrations by Arnold Roth, foreword by X.J. Kennedy.
© 2009 The Quantuck Lane Press.92pp. 978-1-59372-036-0.
Quantum Lyrics by A. Van Jordan.
© 2007. W.W. Norton & C0. 114pp. 978-0-393-06499-5.
You. Selected Poems and Knot: A Life by Fan Olgivie. c
© 2008 xlibris.com. 163pp. 978-143637265-7.
Struggling Times by Louis Simpson. c
© 2009. Boa Editions. 78pp. 978-10934414-19-4.
When the Moon Speaks by Carolyn Anne Wolfe.
© 2007. Publish America. 124pp. 1-60441-309-3.
The White Bride by Sarah Maclay c
© 2008.TheUniv of Tampa Press.73pp. 978-1-59732-042-9.
A Sleeping Tiger Dreams of Manhattan; simultaneous poetry, photographs, and sound,
by Yoko Danno and James C. Hopkins, photographs by James C. Hopkins, Music by Bernard Stoltz .
© 2008. The Ikuta Press, Kobe Japan.27pp plus CD. 978-4-915813-11-5.
What Goes On, Selected & New Poems by Stephen Dunn.
© 2009. W.W. Norton & Co. 195pp. 978-0-393-06775-0.
Versed by Rae Armantrout.
© 2009. Wesleyan Univ. Press. 121pp. 978-0-8195-6879-3.
This Place Called Us, Poems by Lisa Wujnovich. Photos by Mark Dunau.
© 2008. Stockport Flats 2008. 55pp. 978-0-9819267-1-1.
Abundance by Robin Chapman.
© 2009. Cider Press. 60pp. 978-1-930781-03-0
Ghost Dance in 33 Movements by Anny Ballardini.
© 2009. LuLu.com.80pp. 978-0-98050096-8-7.
All That Lies Between Us by Maria Mazziotti Gillan.
© 2007 Guernica Editions.86pp.ISBN: 978-1-55071-261-6.
Back of the Envelope by Greg McBride.
© 2009. Copperdome Chapbook. 35pp. 978-0-9798714-98.
A Thirst That’s Partly Mine by Liz Ahl.
© 2008. Slapering Hol Press. 25pp. 13:978-0-9820626-0-9.
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I'm blessed with having some really creative friends and I'd like to start using this format to share some of them with you. Back in the mid-80's when I was playing 4-hour bar gigs for $60/night I had the chance to meet and get to know a soft-spoken, kind young woman named Carolyn Wolfe. She is a poet and she shared some of her poems with me. As a writer, to say the least I was blown away and always hoped she would put them in a book. Well, she finally did and I was so pleased to find that not only does it have all the poems I loved back then, it's got her latest work as well.
The book is called “When The Moon Speaks” and if you are a fan of poetry, if you love discovering a diamond in the rough, or if you simply appreciate an art form at it's best I encourage you to check her out. Click here: http://www.amazon.com/When-Moon-Speaks-Carolyn-Wolfe/dp/1604413093/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1252484630&sr=1-1