Caren Cantrell


Caren Cantrell is an author who writes both children's books and non-fiction works on topics that are important to her. She is the owner of 102nd Place, LLC where she specializes in helping entrepreneurs and small business owners distinguish themselves in their marketplace by utilizing the "Ultimate Business Card" - their published book.

In her writing life, Caren is currently focusing on the children's market. She has published several picture books. The Sun Thief is her debut middle-grade science-fantasy novel. She has also started an educational line of photo picture books under the pen name Matthew Taylor. These Planet Discovery Books for Kids are targeted at those 6 to 9 years old.

Caren lives in Cave Creek, Arizona where she enjoys playing golf with her husband, hiking the desert mountains, and basking in the sun.

Where to find Caren Cantrell online

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The Sun Thief
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,750. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
A futuristic middle-grade sci-fantasy, where 12-yr-olds do the work of adults. It is a story of revenge and redemption; dealing with the pressures of adult expectations on young people's lives. The Sun Thief promotes diversity and inclusivity on top of addressing family relationships and loss. The book emphasizes the use of critical thinking, good communication, and observation skills.
Saturday Safari
Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 400. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
Elliott waited all week for his Saturday Safari adventure. He jumps out of bed, throws on his safari gear, and grabs his camera. Maybe today he'll see an animal he's never seen before. If he does, he'll have to be quick to snap a picture. Grab your safari gear and don't forget the sunscreen. But let me warn you, Elliott has a crazy, wild imagination. Are they really animals or something else?
Sea of Surprises
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 610. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
It's Mermaid Vienna's birthday and her Mer-gran promised her a big surprise! When Mr. Pelican delivers the package, instead of a gift there's a clue. Vienna and her best Mer-friend, Chloe, set off on a treasure hunt to find the surprise. Solving the clues is fun, but a wrong guess could be dangerous.
Fine-ly Fabulous! A Survival Guide for the Fine-Haired Girl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,270. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Beauty & fashion, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence & self-esteem
We all know that when our hair looks great, we feel great. But for those of us with thin/fine hair, looking great can often be a challenge. Fine-ly Fabulous unlocks the secrets every good stylist knows for creating volume and style with color, cut and the right products. Full of practical, useful and easy to implement tips including diet and nutrition. You too can be Fine-ly Fabulous!