Carol A. Strickland


When you think of strong women and strange worlds, think Carol A. Strickland.

Although born in a small town in Illinois noted for its Nineteenth Century demonic possession cases, Carol claims that all those voices inside her head are a result of having stories to tell and books to write. Even so, her strange devotion to and study of Wonder Woman would seem to indicate an abby-normal brain.

A one-time comics letterhack and outspoken member of various comics message boards, Carol has found herself the basis for two comic book villains (at times her opinions have not been taken well by the books' creators) (both villains were soundly thrashed) (and both, for some perverse reason, were male) and had one superhero wear her costume design. (Light Lass!)

Carol has also become an award-winning painter. Along with her writing, she exercises this skill in her secondary hours (both of them) as she waits for the lottery to free her 9-to-5 time to more fulfilling pursuits.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was either a Girl from MABLE (a Man from UNCLE ripoff) (Minot [ND] Air Base Law Enforcement, you know) story or one in which I got past hotel security to meet the Beatles. I was so young I didn't know what one did when one actually met a lustworthy guy, but...
Describe your desk
Gah! It's on my list of things to clean up. Really.
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Series: Three Worlds. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 147,270. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Lina O'Kelly, psychic and interstellar transporter, and Londo (Valiant) Rand, the galaxy's most powerful superhero, face trial for mind control. No matter the judgment, they both carry secrets that could tear apart their new relationship. Jae (Neutrino) Rallene, the last of his mysterious kind, holds the key that could seal Lina and Londo's happiness... or keep them separated forever.
Applesauce and Moonbeams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,540. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Soft sci fi: After a hit man blasts telepathic psychiatrist David Lumen’s mind into the body of a pampered kitty on its way home to the moon, David’s desperate plan to make himself whole again is hampered by his new feline life. Can David regain his true body when it’s leaving a trail of chaos and murder?
Lost in the Stars
Series: Three Worlds, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,580. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Lina O'Kelly, psychic and interstellar transporter, has been accused of mind-controlling her new husband, Valiant. With the galaxy's most powerful superhero under her command, she could conquer worlds. But she's innocent. How can she make her accusers—and especially her arresting officer, the mysterious Jae Rallene—believe her? Vol. 2 of the "Three Worlds" superhero romance series.
Touch of Danger
Series: Three Worlds, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 183,810. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Temporarily without powers and accompanied by psychic Lina O'Kelly, superhero Valiant must outrun a mercenary army. If they're lucky they can reach safety until Valiant's powers return. But this is the one day he'll be able to truly touch someone without possibly killing them. Too bad Lina's phobic to touch. What the world's greatest superhero asks for is what she's unable to give.
Burgundy and Lies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,580. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Sixteenth Century France: Young Abbie Bourgogne finds herself caught in a web of switched identities on the way to a contracted marriage. Would-be vagabond Jean-Marc has contracted a bride for his brother. With sons from that marriage he will be free to explore the world... if he can stop himself from falling for his brother's future wife.

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