|Hi, my name is Nolan Carlson and I welcome you to my web site. Here's a little about my background and what led me to become an author. I always liked to read when I was a kid. My mom would call upstairs and tell me to put my book away and go to bed. I loved to read great books like Moby Dick and Where the Red Fern Grows. And then, around the fourth grade, I started to write. I wrote adventure, animal, and sports stories. I never shared them with anyone. I liked adventure and loved animals and all kinds of sports. I grew up in this very small town called Randall. It Never had more than 350 people counting all the cats and dogs. I started working in my dad's grocery store when I was in the third grade. We worked hard but we also played hard in the Flint Hills. We had special places there like Cottonwood Rock, Cave Springs Mountain, and Hidden Valley. It was a great place to grow up.
Most of all the events in the Summer & Shiner series actually happened to me way back when (In the late 40's and early 50's). It was like growing up like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. It was great. Many years later, after I got out of the Army, I continued writing and was pleased that young people enjoyed my stories about the adventure, pranks, fun, and a bit of danger I encountered back then.....Because I was CARLEY!!
I'd love to have you drop me a line and tell me how you enjoyed the books. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and I'll be seeing you!
Nolan Carlson, Ph.D