Carolyn R. Parsons
Carolyn R. Parsons is a full-time writer residing in Lewisporte, NL. Her background is in media management as well as freelance writing, having penned a regular column, a bi-weekly arts feature and general news stories for The Pilot. Published works include a poetry book, two novels and a collection of short stories. Her 2017 independently published novel, Charley through Canada attained bestseller status in its category on Amazon. It was written on a whim to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. With a romantic comedy vibe, its tongue-in-cheek references alongside undertones of more serious issues delighted her enthusiastic readers. As the featured artist at the Fogo Island Partridge Berry Harvest Festival in 2017, she released I Breathe Their Names Once More, Book One, a collection of short stories that celebrate the women of rural NL and the hardships they endured and overcame. An activist, feminist, parent, spouse and cat owner, she spends her time weaving stories and convincing herself that a nap is better for her health than a walk. Her next release, Betsy’s Walk, book one of five book series will be released in 2018.