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Carolyn Jourdan

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4-Time national best selling Author of Memoir and Mystery
#6 Wall Street Journal Best Seller Medicine Men in 2015
#5 Wall Street Journal Best Seller Medicine Men in 2014
#9 Wall Street Journal Best Seller Bear in the Back Seat in 2013
#7 Wall Street Journal Best Seller Heart in the Right Place in 2012

Bear in the Back Seat - Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a series of true stories from “[a]n extraordinary landscape populated with befuddled bears, hormonally-crazed elk, homicidal wild boars, hopelessly timid wolves, and nine million tourists, some of whom are clueless."

In Kim DeLozier’s world, when sedated wild black bears wake up unexpectedly in the back seat of a helicopter in mid-flight, or in his
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Carolyn Jourdan I rarely have that. If I did I would focus on what it is that I'm trying to say and go to a particularly interesting, exciting, or emotional scene and…moreI rarely have that. If I did I would focus on what it is that I'm trying to say and go to a particularly interesting, exciting, or emotional scene and work on that.(less)
Carolyn Jourdan Dressing however you like for work and showing up at whatever time you feel like it. And if you're indie like I am now, not having to take any guff…moreDressing however you like for work and showing up at whatever time you feel like it. And if you're indie like I am now, not having to take any guff off anyone for anything.(less)
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“Inside a barn is a whole universe, with its own time zone and climate and ecosystem, a shadowy world of swirling dust illuminated in tiger stripes by light shining through the cracks between the boards. Old leather tack, lengths of chain, rope, and baling twine dangled from nails and rafters and draped over stall railings. Generations of pocketknives lay lost in the layers of detritus on the floor.”
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“Maybe the ability to confer attention to another person was not simply common courtesy, but was the fundamental act of humanity. When it came down to it, all we ever really have to give each other is our attention. Wasn't that what love was? Paying selfless attention?”
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“To be a full-blooded hillbilly was to be a living koan. Half of you wanted to be dignified and half of you couldn’t tolerate any restraint. You could see it in the regional art and hear it in the music. Wood carving with chainsaws. Cloggers who danced up a storm with the lower half of their bodies, but held the upper half perfectly still and stared off into the distance stone-faced. Or a group of bluegrass musicians who’d be playing the most raucous tunes imaginable, looking around at each other with bemused expressions that seemed to say where’s all that racket comin from?

Phoebe believed that nearly all the adult males everywhere were pretty much the same way. Most of them could manage to keep the top half of themselves under a semblance of control, but the bottom half tended to run wild. As she continued to descend the trail she couldn’t help but think that most men were mentally ill below the waist.”
Carolyn Jourdan, Out on a Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery

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“As with most things, my approach to writing has been entirely ass-backwards. I first had to become everything but a writer -- exhaust all possibilities. I had to come to it on my knees. Only when there was truly nothing left, was I able to become a writer.”
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“The entire health care system is now being organized around machines instead of human beings. Not prioritized to reduce human suffering, but rather to optimize a computerized recordkeeping system. This is a tragedy.”
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“A friend complained that his brother-in-law had phoned and woken him up in the middle of the night. The brother-in-law said, “I like to drink a few beers every night. Do you think I’ve got a problem?” My friend said, “Well, I like to eat green beans every day, but I don’t go callin people up at midnight to ask them if they think that means I’ve got a problem! So whadda you think?”
Carolyn Jourdan, Medicine Men: Extreme Appalachian Doctoring

“There iddn’t no devil,” Nerve said. “Not really. At least not on the outside of us. He’s in us. Just like the Lord Himself can’t work ‘cept through our hands, neither can the devil.” 

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Carolyn Jourdan, Out on a Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery

“The simplest truth is that we’re all killing ourselves with our temperament. A person will tend toward being bossy, or high-strung, or depressed, or listless. And this has predictable physical consequences. If we don’t learn to become aware of our moods and take steps to moderate them, we’ll eventually die from our habits. This is where heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune problems come from.”
Carolyn Jourdan, Out on a Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery

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Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!


message 12: by Carolyn

Carolyn Jourdan Dolly is a really nice person and very smart! She is a huge supporter of literacy in Tennessee and a kind person to all the people who live near her childhood home.


message 11: by Sam

Sam Excellent stuff. How did you ever get Dolly to read your book?


Computerdads Good Morning to you Carolyn

I hope you have a wonderful day

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Eleanor You crack me up! You were (and are) a delight, and I forgot to tell you that if you ever get to meet Tim McGraw I wanna ride shotgun.


Bradley Hello der Carolyn, I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Beth Thanks for becoming my friend, Carolyn. I'd love for my mystery books to get the kind of reviews your memoir has!


Msfersxsy Peace and Blessings



Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Carolyn and thanks so much for the add. I'm also a member of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club!
I keep my tiara close by. LOL.
Blessings,
Jeannie


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Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Carolyn!

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message 3: by Lily

Lily Hi Carolyn! How's the book tour going? I'm always recommending your book. It is one of my favorites!


Daniel
Carolyn, I've added your book Heart in the Right Place to my to-read list.


Michele thanks so much for your ad. Looking forward to getting to know everyone here. michele Marchetti
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