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Carol Marlene Smith

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in Springhill Nova Scotia, Canada
August 04, 1942

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Carol Marlene Smith was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia on a hot August day. From an early age, writing, drawing and singing were her favourite things to do. Carol was a loner who liked to imagine her friends rather than make real ones.
She writes novels of romance and mystery/suspense, also mainstream and literary.
Carol also loves to paint and specializes in animal paintings. Her work can be viewed at http://www.carolsmithpetpainter.com and www.paintingsilove.com/artist/carolma...
She has two daughters and one grandson and lives in the beautiful Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia.
All of Carol's published novels and short stories can be viewed at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/vi..., amazon.com/author/carolmarlenesmith www.barnesandnoble.com
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Carol Marlene Smith I very rarely have writer's block. I did have a period back in 2000 where I did not write fiction for ten years. However, during that time I did write…moreI very rarely have writer's block. I did have a period back in 2000 where I did not write fiction for ten years. However, during that time I did write non-fiction and worked as a freelance writer and also copywriter, so the block was only for fiction. Once I began writing fiction again, I have never had writer's block except while writing a novel where you don't know exactly what is coming next or how to take it forward. During that time I do other things, garden, sing, paint. These activities give my mind a rest and before long the ideas necessary to continue my novel just come to me. (less)
Carol Marlene Smith The best thing about being a writer is the power it brings into your own life.These are characters that would not exist without you, they would not…moreThe best thing about being a writer is the power it brings into your own life.These are characters that would not exist without you, they would not have lives, they would not make decisions or mistakes, and it's up to you to get them in and out of their difficulties and you cry when they cry and you laugh when they laugh and you hate to end a novel but you are also glad to bring it to and end. That is the bittersweet part but fulfilling to on end. (less)
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I had a dream one wintery night, when the howling winds and blowing snow pushed and prodded around my body. I had been forced to be amidst it to shovel my walkway in order not to get fined if someone slipped and fell on my part of the sidewalk.
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Description: Who do you believe? Your twin or your boyfriend…and what about promises that never should have been made? Jewell Thurston is crushed when her twin sister Ruby tells her she is carrying Jewell’s boyfriend’s baby. Eric Finely tells Jewell that Ruby impersonated her, but Jewell, hurt and reeling, leaves town. A year later, Ruby dies in a car accident asking Jewell to romise to be a mother to Aster and never let Eric near the child. Jewell still has feelings for Eric and is torn. Although Eric has never gotten over his love for Jewell, his love for his daughter leads him to file for custody. Rumours that the crash wasn’t an accident circulate then vanish. But when Twitch Mahoney sees Jewell and mistakes her for Ruby, he fears she’ll identify him from the crash site and abducts her. Can Jewell’s quick wit save her from Twitch, and will a new discovery lead her to the truth about Eric, Ruby and Aster Set in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, it’s a reminder of what could happen when someone very close to you, who looks exactly like you, decides to be you.
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Carol Smith Same here. Thanks for the "friendship."


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