Carol Kehlmeier is an extremely talented creator of characters. Whether set in the 1950's or today her characters move you, resonate with you and sometimes exasperate you. Regardless, they always ring true and never contrived. A former newspaperwoman and columnist her freelance work, both fiction and non fiction, has appeared in magazines, web sites, ebooks, newspapers, and anthologies. Her work has also been recognized at writers’ gatherings. She writes from Westerville, Ohio.
I Wanted to Write a Song
A Christmas Medley
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You've seen them. Stick Figures. Walking through life but, differently. Mattie deals with them every day. A young girl, she can't understand why her life is different from other children she meets. Loving fathers and mothers are curiosities. Why were hers so different?
Who am I? Not lovable. Not pretty. She must be the reason for her mother’s 'purple' times, she is certain. She is not.
Nancy Quentin’s life changed in an instant. The city girl was convinced into country life
with four small boys and no clue. Would she ever be able to adjust?
Carol Kehlmeier brings another slice of life in her trademark Americana style. Both her story and characters ooze with the juiciness of a delicious ripe strawberry.
Barbara promised her father to keep Brewster Family Dry Cleaner open. She says it is her ‘calling’, but it has become her obsession–and not the only one.
Written from the viewpoint of Maggie, nine years old and big sister to Sophie, seven, life in a decaying Ohio downtown springs to life in all its wonder and harsh reality. Will Barbara realize the treasure right in front of her?
This collection of Christmas Stories by Carol Kehlmeier will be enjoyed by all. With a range of situations in these works there is sure to be at least one that reminds you of your family.
A collection of funny and memorable holiday stories sure to make you smile.
Reading these every year will quickly become a family holiday tradition.
In “Family Recipe” Carol Kehlmeier does what she does best–creating and developing characters you will recognize, question and want to…well, send to their rooms. From womanizing Joel, the apple of his grandmother's eye to timid Annabelle whose kindness and no-nonsense view of life captured the love of his half-brother Kirk, the members of this family intertwine; ingredients in this family recipe.