Carol Treacy


Growing up in Studio City, California, my dreams were those of the average American girl. I wanted to be a teacher, a ballerina, an actress. I can't remember what other vocations floated through my mind, but I have to admit, being a writer wasn't one of them. My love for writing grew out of my love for movies. I thought being a screenwriter was the pinnacle of success, so when I was 36, I penned my first screenplay: Life is But A Dream. I barely remember writing it . Not too long ago, I re-read it. Admittedly, it was my first effort at penning a script but it was poorly written, barely a work that I'd want to share. The 2nd script was better and by the fourth, I felt like I had the rhythm down, but alas, living in Northern California, I was a far cry from Hollywood. After all, isn't that where you sell a story to the movie executives, producers and agents? I moved from that area over 30 years ago and had no intention of going back. Also, I wasn't willing to sacrifice the time and energy it would take to sell my scripts from Petaluma, so back to the 'writing board' I went, where I decided to pen my first novel.

Vegan Cowboy was truly a labor of love: my love for all living beings and the chance to write about my perfect man -- one who embraces life, compassion, faded jeans and Stetsons.

The Scheme is my second novel. It's quite a departure from the bucolic, rolling hills of Sonoma County. The only hint of country comes from Walter Cattlin, a resident of the Tenderloin in San Francisco. His love of country music earns him the nickname, Cody Brant, the famous Country Western singer. When Walter isn't helping the neglected animals in the 'Loin,' he's tending to the homeless, all the while singing Cody's iconic songs.

And now, Madeleine's Masterpiece, my newly published novel, continues the vegan/animal rights theme, with my protagonist, Madeleine Mozart. She embraces compassion and extends it beyond her immediate family and friends to embrace all beings. Her passion for animals spills over into a most unlikely relationship with Charlie Evans, a movie star with a purpose. Check it out!

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
My sister, Sue Slutzky, has been a graphic designer for most of her adult life. I work with her, giving her my ideas and then let her run with it. I love the cover for Vegan Cowboy and her design for my upcoming novel,The Scheme, is incredible!
What do you read for pleasure?
I'm a big fan of John Grisham novels. Courtroom dramas in movies and books has been one of my favorite genres. I vacillate between non-fiction, mystery and traditional fiction. It depends on my mood. I once read almost six Robert Crais novels one after the other. Bad idea! I burned out on the characters and couldn't bring myself to read any more Crais novels after that.
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Madeleine's Masterpiece
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,090. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Charlie Evans could get any part in any movie he desired...except one. The screenwriter doesn’t want Charlie in Julia's Love Affair. Charlie's relentless, so the screenwriter challenges him to publicly date an older woman, convincing fans that he’s fallen in love with her. If he succeeds, he’ll get the part. Reluctantly, Charlie accepts, only to realize that it's his most challenging role yet
The Scheme
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,170. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Bonnie Rydover’s rise to the top of the largest meat distributor is in jeopardy when she discovers a plot to poison America's poor. Her decision to stay silent changes when she meets someone who challenges her values, ideals and lifestyle.
Vegan Cowboy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Rae O'Brien didn't need a man in her life. At 58, she was happy, raising her teenage son. She would say that the only man who could steal her heart would be a vegan cowboy. Little did she know that a traumatic event would not only turn her secure, little world upside-down, but it would put her face-to-face with a man who she thought only existed in her imagination.

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