Carla Reighard


Carla grew up in Colorado among more animals than humans. Her imagination was her main companion, so she began weaving tales before she could write. As an adult, Carla 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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Where to find Carla Reighard online

Where to buy in print


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
(4.00 from 1 review)
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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