I started in the book business as a bookstore manager which was the perfect place for me since I was an avid reader. After two years, I moved to the corporate office as a buyer and eventually became a senior book buyer. This was a rewarding career that I loved.
Along the way, I became a stay home Mom. I couldn't give up working around books altogether. I volunteered to run the book fairs in our small farm town, six per year. I started and ran, A Child Oasis Company, with the sole purpose of placing a small book library in the homes of all the needy children in the nearby city. As my children became teens, I found I needed more in my personal life than the volunteer Mom for the schools. I sat down at the computer one day and Patrick, book one of the Risking Love series, was born. Since then I have completed Book two, Nicolas, Book three Joseph, Book four Anthony. I am writing and editing Book five Joshua. Recently my story, Dream Catcher, was published by Black Velvet Seductions as part of the Mystic Desire Anthology. https://www.calliecarmen.com/