Carla Reighard


Carla, a native of Colorado, grew up in the boondocks among more animals than humans. Her imagination began weaving tales before she could write. As an adult, she created a book as a gift for her niece, Elle. This was the birth of Elle’s Magical Shoes, and her dream to become a published author.

Carla still lives in Colorado with her husband and cat, Hobbes. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and worked six years as a third grade teacher. When she isn't at her current job as an administrative coordinator, she looks for opportunities to pursue her passions: writing and traveling.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family! Aaron, my husband, along with Tigger and Hobbes, my cats, brighten my day. Writing keeps me going like coffee. I think everyone needs to find something they can do without relying on others to make them happy. Of course writing would make me even happier if I could get millions of readers to like my books!
What are you working on next?
I'm working on the sequel to Travelers called Settlers. My goal is to have it done by next summer. If I can get it finished before then, that would be even better. I want the readers to get the answers to the questions I leave hanging in the first book. I know when I read a book series, I don't like to wait too long for the next book.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,210. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When she wakes up in a hospital, Lane is not sure what is worse; the amnesia from her accident, or the voice inside her mind that insists that she is being inhabited by a mermaid named Triana. Lane’s refusal to accept her cohabitation is only one of the problems Triana has to face in Settlers as she continues to jump through time while trying to save Earth and New Kyra from the evil Esmerilla.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,720. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Uncover a world where mermaids aren't myth and time travel is possible. Discover how Triana, a twenty-year-old mermaid, is thrust throughout history to save her world from destruction. Forced to share the body of a human in the eras she lands in, and pursued by the son of her enemy, she faces seemingly insurmountable challenges. If she succeeds, will she ever be able to return to her own body?
Elle's Magical Shoes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,050. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Elle’s world fell apart when her family disappeared and she had to move to a foster home. One night a fairy crashed into her bedroom window and entrusted her with a gift, which she must share with just the right people. If she succeeds, she is promised a mysterious surprise. Where does she begin? What if she fails? Or worse, what if the prize ends up being something she wouldn’t want after all?

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