Carolee Oval 300 dpis

Bio:

Stepping out of her safety zone, Carolee went to college at age thirty-six to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing, graduating magna cum laude. Mentored by a college professor and his wife, she set her sights to obtain her degree in four years while she raised her five children. Her mentors' favorite distraction during that period sounded something like this, "keep your eyes on the end of the tunnel." The light slowly got brighter as Carolee approached graduation and she grew in understanding and self-worth. Her nursing career awarded her many opportunities to broaden her horizons as she worked on a surgical floor, lectured for the hospital's Wellness Program, became a Director of Nursing, Director of In-service and an Infection Control Practitioner. However, the inherited entrepreneurial blood ran deep in her heart and she left nursing and opened Carolee Realty Group to continue to serve the needs of others. After nine years of success, her husband was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). Unable to meet the demands of her career and be a full-time caregiver, she closed her brokerage and began to paint her watercolor illustrations and handcrafted her works. After her husband passed, she decided to travel at age sixty- eight. She purchased a thirty-two foot motor home and towed her car thirty-five thousand miles cross-country to promote her work. Her grown children gasped, "You're going to do what?" The voyage turned into the comedy of a lifetime, meeting only one turkey and thousands of eagles. Other than writing, her interests at age eighty-two are family happenings, singing (when no one is listening), playing the piano, reading, occasional computer games, gardening and walking. Her strength of character and her belief in God are evident throughout all of her manuscripts.

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Carolee's Thought's!

How It All Began!

My husband enjoyed writing poetry and actually won some impressive awards. With his encouragement, I considered drawing some images I needed for the little story I had created. It didn’t take long before I realized that I’d have to explore other options.

After selling a client their home, they invited me over for lunch to show me their decor. As I wandered into their child’s bedroom, I saw some Disney-type illustrations on the walls and asked who did them. My buyer gave me the individual’s name; I emailed her to set up the business end so there wouldn’t be any misunderstandings.

I began by asking some business questions, like would she be interested in the project, could she provide a sample of her work so I’d know if we had the same expectations for the book, how much she would charge for an illustration.

Then I told her what I thought would be helpful information.

“My daughter is an artist and has had some schooling in copyright laws, so if we have any concerns we could ask for her help,” I said.

With her responding email, I could see the flamethrower glowing right through the message, as she growled, “Where I come from people trust each other.”

Huh. Stunned by her comment, I sat back in my chair to read it again. I must’ve been mistaken. Her second sentence cleared that up for me.

“You don’t show one artist work to another artist.”

Totally bamboozled, I wondered what Michael Angelo was doing on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

I stared at my keyboard and hit, “delete.”

More than a little miffed with her attitude I told myself I'd do my own illustrations, grabbed my pencil and began to draw.

As I am somewhat of a perfectionist, I spent a lot of time looking at various parts of my body to see how to transfer the imagines in my brain onto the paper in front of me. After much deliberation, I drew it the best I could. I must say, this challenge led to the purchase of many erasers.

When you enjoy the illustrations in my books, please see the humor in these characters and know that they were created from the love within my heart.

 

PS: I think God wanted it this way because it sure spurred me into action.

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Meet the Team

Me Myself And I

ME!

Not Yet an Author but heading that way I guess!

When I was little I loved ice cream! As most kids!

Carolee O'Neill

Owner/Operator/Author

I know you older folks will love reading my books and my kids books when your snuggled up with your kids and or Grand Kids on the couch. Let me know what you think so that we can post your comments! Thanks!

Curb side!

Eating Ice cream!

When I was little I loved ice cream! As most kids!

Strawberry don't you know!

And leaning out so to not get ice cream on my dress! If you knew my mom, everything had to be two white gloves clean!

Please contact me for info.

The Rock Star at; 920-461-9042

Between 9 am. -9 pm.

7-day's a week! Central time!

Customer service is here for our clients between these hours.

For Carolee use; caroleeagain1934@gmail.com

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