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.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Carol A. Strickland online


Three Worlds
Touch of Danger
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Lost in the Stars
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Worlds Apart
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Mind Shift
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Mind Shift
Series: Three Worlds, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,410. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Psychic Lina Starhart must eliminate the threat of Mind Control before the evil galactic empire can stop her.
Star-Spangled Panties
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,860. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » History » History of things
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Up the patriarchy! Come read about Wonder Woman, Princess and Champion of the legendary Amazons, presented in an ever-so-slightly opinionated manner that will explain everything important about the lady. She’s been around since 1941, you know, and has seen a lot of changes through the years. If you take your aspirin when warned, you’ll even learn about her popular younger sister, Donna Troy.
Nothing Personal
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,350. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Kidnapped to the far side of galactic nowhere! After small-town waitress Tam wakes up in a hospital, she discovers she’s living on a county-sized space station, located... somewhere. She's one of the few humans in a community made up of giant, sapient lizards and birds. Her primary mission now is to find the bastard who kidnapped her. Only he knows the way home.
Touch of Danger
Series: Three Worlds, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 173,230. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Superhero Romance and Adventure Like You've Never Seen Before! Sometimes a superhero is just too powerful to enjoy life. But Londo (Valiant) Rand's foes have temporarily blasted away his powers, leaving him to outrun a mercenary army across an otherwise deserted South Pacific island— accompanied by beautiful Lina O'Kelly. Too bad that psychic Lina is acutely phobic to touch.
Worlds Apart
Series: Three Worlds, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 173,610. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
The top-rated superhero romance series continues! After the interstellar chaos of the past few weeks, Lina Starhart thinks she now has time to catch her breath and get used to the idea of not only being a bride but of being married to the galaxy’s most powerful man. But she has yet to learn what dangers the job includes.
Series: Three Worlds, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 148,640. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, 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: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,740. 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: 155,670. 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.
Burgundy and Lies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,610. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
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.