Healing the Animal Body

I am not one of those novelists who thinks my writing is a healing practice. I have always been more interested in creating high-end fiction, a work of literature full of rich characters, dynamic setting and profound themes. I thought of healing as something one did in therapy. I wanted to keep my books sacred and professional […]

And the winner is…

A big congratulations to Laura Thomas of Fairhope, Alabama, who won an original watercolor (Cha-Cha Chicken) by moi as part of the Booktrope Book Blog Tour raffle for Air, the second novel in the Elemental Journey Series. The series includes four novels — EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER — and follows a female protag as she […]

Writer’s Block: When Abuse is Used to Stop the Voice

I am in my counselor’s office in Portland, a pretty room on the top floor of a house. The slanted ceiling reminds me of my childhood room. You know how when some therapists do inner child work, they put a chair across from you and have you talk to your inner little girl? Well, I am having […]

EARTH READING ON EARTH DAY (SEATTLE)

Join us on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd, for a reading of my first novel, Earth, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA (Seattle). We start at 7 p.m. with a reading, followed by a Q&A and a signing, and you can expect a few fun audience surprises along the way. Click for […]

First novel, Earth, to Launch February 19, 2015

My first novel, Earth, is being published by Seattle’s Booktrope, and the official launch is this Thursday, Feb. 19th. Join our mailing list on my website, carolineallen.com, and be entered to win a couple of fun promo prizes. I’m a visual artist and metaphysical coach (besides being a fiction writer) and you could win a […]

Elemental Journey: The Fall after the Call

Many of us struggle to find our calling. What are we meant to do with our lives? The Elemental Journey Series is a set of four literary novels, Earth, Air, Fire, Water. Each follows protagonist Pearl Swinton as she goes on a heroine’s journey in search of self in a world rocked by climate change and […]

The Ecology of Hierarchical Thinking

Watercolor landscape, http://www.carolineallen.com A month ago, a friend gave me a packet of lettuce seeds and I sprinkled them in the garden. I was just admiring the tiny lettuce leaves springing up and for some reason turned to thoughts of hierarchical thinking. In a hierarchy, the seedlings might well be seen as less than the […]