Books & Speaking

Bring Passion to your meeting - have Carolyn come speak!

Book Sellers

To purchase "Beautiful Disasters" to your store, Motivational Press titles are available from Ingram or you can order directly from us by contacting

For "Save the Teens" contact Carolyn directly at

Speaking and more

Testimonials for "Beautifiul Disasters"

"This is a gripping account of a mother's efforts to rescue her teenage son from descent into depression, drugs, and ultimately death. She tries therapists, drug rehab, disciplinary actions, and love. Her son, a talented and well-liked young man, just can't respond. While this story is grim, it is written with frankness and candor and can offer insights or solace to families going through a similar experience." - Jane Shaw Stroup, Chair, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal   

Upcoming Events

Book Launch for "Beautiful Disasters" - Tuesday 6/30/17. Wake Forest - more details at

Most Requested Speaking Topics

  • Teen Depression and Substance Abuse – Learning the signs and what to do  
  • Grief in our kids and teens  
  • Surviving the loss of a child by suicide: the story of my survival and recovery  
  • Supporting troubled adolescents  
  • Contact Carolyn for complete list

Shore Soap

Something else i do is create soap - Shore Soap - which benefits The Shore Grief Center. You can find us at craft fairs throughout NC and via and search for Soapbytheshore.

Big News

Excited about releasing "Beautiful Disasters"!


We'll find answers!