Cara Rosalie Olsen

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CARA ROSALIE OLSEN resides in sunny Southern California, where she lives with her very patient husband, Michael, and their delicious daughter, Hazel Gwen. A product of a relatively normal childhood - whatever that means - Olsen recalls "Life had this relentlessly boorish way of reminding me I was wonky and unapproved. Regardless of status or gene pool, there is nothing simple or easy about growing up. Life doesn't play favorites or carry biases; it's the pits for everyone. But rather than constantly falling into the pit, often I chose to climb down willingly, lining the bottom with a soft place to land. That place is where I became a reader, and today, a writer."

Throughout high school Olsen struggled with subjects Math and Science, but exc
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Finally.


It is True Fall over here.

A blanket of yellow and red quivers on a bed of peridot grass. The air – slightly colder than my body would like it to be – drops frosty kisses on my plants and windows.

Here in California, rarely do we get to experience a season in true form. Usually it’s this hybrid creature – a mixture of all the seasons, in no particular order, splattered like paint on the...

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“For a writer, I'm not sure that feeling of knowing you've just written something good and strong can be trumped. Not because it means I did something right. But because it proves how many wrongs I pushed through to get there.”
Cara Rosalie Olsen

“I know nothing of writing books properly. I write in the same manner I live life: one feeling at a time. If this makes me a bad writer, then I might hope to author several bad books.”
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It might be time for you to go. It might be time to change, to shine out.

I want to repeat one word for you:
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Roll the word around on your tongue for a bit. It is a beautiful word, isn't it? So strong and forceful, the way you have always wanted to be. And you will not be alone. You have never been alone. Don't worry. Everything will still be here when you get back. It is you who will have changed.”
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Cara Olsen Kimberly wrote: "One of my favorite musicians, Meaghan Smith, released a new album - it hasn't reached the US yet, so I ordered the CD from Canada and it arrived yesterday! Long story short: One of the songs called..."

Your friend has a lovely voice! Thank you for sending me one of her tracks; I love it, and yes, I definitely hear Foster and Dominic's story within the lyrics. It is a gift we often get the truest reflection of ourselves through other's eyes. So powerful.


Kimberly Karalius One of my favorite musicians, Meaghan Smith, released a new album - it hasn't reached the US yet, so I ordered the CD from Canada and it arrived yesterday! Long story short: One of the songs called "Mirror" reminds me of Foster and Dom. Completely. You NEED to listen. And then this song needs to be the theme song when AFK becomes a movie ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWXNwO...


message 4: by Cara

Cara Olsen Cristiane wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite, Cara. Nice interview with Melissa. :)"

Thank you, Cristiane. I am looking forward to reading your book. All the best to you!


message 3: by Poet Gentleness (last edited Jan 08, 2014 10:38AM)

Poet Gentleness Thanks for the friend-vite, Cara. Nice interview with Melissa. :)


message 2: by Cara

Cara Olsen My pleasure! Great connecting with you, Tracey!

~ Cara


Tracey (Life and Literature) Thanks so much for the friend invite Cara!! :)


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