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blueshirt-scarfAs a frequent mover (and Boy Oh Boy don’t I wish moving companies offered frequent miles), I am here to help you navigate through one of the most difficult and challenging situations of life: relocation. So, if you are tired of family members joking about your address changes, or you’re planning that first move out of your parents’ home, I am here to help. I will have tips and articles on everything from making new friends, to getting your house “showing ready”. Moving is hard but change is exhilarating. There are great things in your future. Be of good cheer.


Click here to preview the book! Lake Surrender, an inspirational women’s novel published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.
Buy it today!
Kindle version: http://amzn.com/B00NT7A6QY or
Paperback: http://amzn.com/1941103227

Carol’s second book Lake Surrender, by Carol Stratton, “Her journey ends where the lake begins.” –Ally Cervantes, unemployed editor with a precocious daughter and autistic son has just lost her home, marriage and any prestige in the world when she takes a cook job at a Christian camp.

“This debut novel is sure to find its way into the hearts of readers.”
–Ann Tatlock, Christy award winning author.
Review the book, Lake Surrender here!

Click here to preview Carol’s first bookFinding Community Wherever You Are Transplanted, Changing Zip Codes is available through Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and is available on Amazon.com on Kindle or paperback! For the downsized, disenfranchised, outsourced and uprooted.

Plus, look for it at your local bookstore

This devotional book will encourage anyone looking for community, movers and non-movers alike.


  • God's people have never been perfect.

    God's people have never been perfect.

    What I love about the bible is how the characters are real. Jesus wept. Peter denied Christ. Timothy, the Apostle Paul’s protégé was timid. Rahab had a dark past as a prostitute. Moses had a temper and killed a man. Elijah fought a great battle and then became depressed as he hid from Jezebel. King David had ... read more
    Trusting for Our Daily Bread - Manna, Maggots and Lollipops

    Trusting for Our Daily Bread - Manna, Maggots and Lollipops

    When you’re five-years old, you love to run around the house in your underwear. It’s so convenient and comfortable. Oh, the freedom. Having only your Paw Patrol cartoon undies on, also makes it easy to hide snacks. The three little Musketeers at my daughter’s house were offered a lollipop after dinner. She ... read more
    Celebrate Lake Surrenders's Birthday with a Contest

    Celebrate Lake Surrenders's Birthday with a Contest

    I get a kick out of celebrating moments and milestones in my life... So often we trudge through our everyday schedule, not recognizing all the wonderful blessings we’ve received.   I’m in celebration mode. My book, Lake Surrender is two years old! And instead of birthday cake, I’m putting together a contest. Here are the prizes: ... read more

Carol’s Schedule:

February 12 Speaking at Friedberg Moravian Church  MOPS in Winston-Salem, N.C. from 9- 11 on Personality Temperaments
Thursday April 10th speaking at Reidsville Christian Church  MOPS  in Reidsville, N.C. at 9:30
Saturday July 26th Local Author Showcase 11-1 Mooresville Public Library
November 25 Guest on Speak Up radio show
December 4 Guest at Denver Women’s Book Group.

Monday Jan 7th 5:00 pm Guest on Military Mom radio show
Monday Jan 7th guest blogger for Karen Baney’s blog:   http://www.karenbaney.com
Thursday Feb. 7th  Talk on the four temperaments  at Davidson UMC.  “He likes Karaoke, I like Croquet”.
Saturday Feb. 16th 2-4 participant at the Mother Vine Festival at Barnhill Wine Shop and Bookstore, 811 Burke St., Winston-Salem, NC (Authors, Artists and Musicians).
Thursday Feb. 21st guest on Gate Beautiful radio show
Wednesday July 24th 2:00 EST  -Interview with Diva Talk Radio.
Saturday July 27th  11:00- 1:00 Local Author Showcase Mooresville Library, Mooresville, NC.
Monday July 30th 3:45-4:45  Book signing at CSLA (Church and Synagogue Librarians Association).
Wednesday Nov. 13th interview for the Michael Dresser Radio Show from 4:14-4:20 CST
Thursday Nov. 14th Book signing at Give-Back Boutique from 5-8  478 Williamson Rd.,Mooresville, N.C.


November 25 guest on Speak Up Radio show

Carol is a certified Personality Trainer with CLASSeminars Inc. She is available to speak to women’s groups, writer’s groups, business and community groups on understanding the four different temperaments, as well as talks on life transitions, making friends, hospitality, and encouragement for writers.

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