Mystery. Memoir. Miscellaneous.
Carol’s piece, “Sparky the Beetle,” tells the story of her Wyoming-tough, pickup-driving husband and his sudden yearning for a yellow, turbo-charged Volkswagen Beetle named “Sparky.”
works in progress
Finding the Good:
A Journey through Love, Loss and Living
Carol Chapman’s first book is a memoir about the path she traveled learning to care for her husband, Larry, when he developed a glioblastoma brain tumor. Carol’s story takes them from Alaska to the suburbs of Denver and to their Wyoming home. She shares many caregiver tips she learned as she struggled with uncertainly, fear, and heartbreak. Filled with love, dogs, and faith Carol battled their insurance company, drank numerous cups of double-shot chocolate mocha, and discovered her own identity.
Mrs. Belmont’s Home for G-girls, A Mystery
Lily Abbott knows the sting of rejection. A series of rebuffs has reduced her self-confidence to a new low. When she hears the government needs 100,000 women to fill civilian office jobs in Washington, D.C., she believes this chance to help win WWII will solve all her problems. However, Lily doesn’t count on mysterious spies and dead bodies. Will they be enough to bring her back to life?
The time is drawing near. Here's the first peek at the cover. See more soon. Carol
Everyone finds unusual things occurring at unexpected times. It is part of what keeps a life from turning into a boring progression of days just like the ones before. During the last thirty days, several events happened in my life. Each time I said, "Wow! I didn't...
We live in a land of choices. That’s cool, but it’s daunting when there are 32 kinds of breakfast bars lined up on the grocery store shelf all screaming, “Pick me. I’m the best one for you. Pick me.” How do you make a choice when they are all slightly different...
Carol Chapman considers writing her fourth career following her years as an elementary school teacher, the financial manager for a small trucking company, and as her husband’s caregiver.
She starts her day with two cups of coffee and the morning quietness she craves. When she isn’t writing, Carol loves reading, movies (especially the popcorn), lunching with friends, volunteering, making collages, and dark, rich chocolate anytime, anywhere.
Stories about ordinary women who discover their strengths are her favorites ranging from memoir, light mysteries, and historical fiction. Books spill out of her home.
Carol lives with her favorite guy, Barney Pembroke Welsh Corgi Chapman, in her native state of Wyoming.
Meet My Boyfriend...
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