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Carla Stewart

Author Bio:

In her life before writing, Carla Stewart enjoyed a career in nursing and juggling the adventures of her four rambunctious sons. She believes her experiences prepared her to write novels that answer some of life's tough questions and offer hope in our skid-marked world.

Carla launched her writing career in 2002 when she earned the coveted honor of being invited to attend Guidepost's Writers Workshop in Rye, New York. Since then, her articles have appeared in Guideposts, Angels on Earth, Saddle Baron, and Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine.
Most recently, Carla won two American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis contests: one in the Historical Fiction category in 2007 and in another for her Young Adult entry in 2008. Her debut novel, Chasing Lilacs, releases in June, 2010.

She enjoys a good cup of coffee, great books, and weekend getaways with her husband. They live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and are somewhat partial to the little people in their lives—their six grandchildren.

Books by Author

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The Hatmaker's Heart: A Novel

For Nell Marchwold, bliss is seeing the transformation when someone gets a glimpse in the mirror while wearing one of her creations and feels beautiful. Nell has always strived to create hats that bring out a woman's best qualities. She knows she's fortunate to have landed a job as an apprentice designer…

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Sweet Dreams

It’s 1962, and Dusty Fairchild, daughter of a self-made millionaire and oilman, wants to go to college. Instead she is sent to a private finishing school in East Texas. Although she’s never wanted for material possessions, Dusty longs for independence and adventure. The only upside to attending…

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Stardust

Shortly after burying her unfaithful husband, Georgia Peyton unexpectedly inherits the derelict Stardust motel from a distant relative. Despite doubts from the community and the aunt who raised her, she is determined to breathe new life into it. But the guests who arrive aren't what Georgia expects:…

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Broken Wings: A Novel

Onstage, the singing duo of Gabe and Mitzi Steiner captured America's heart for more than two decades. Offstage, their own hearts have throbbed as one for sixty years. Only now, Gabe has retreated into the tangles of Alzheimer's, leaving Mitzi to ponder her future alone. On the other side of Tulsa,…

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Chasing Lilacs

Living in a small Texas community in 1958 should be simple and carefree, but for Sammie Tucker, nothing will be settled until she finds the truth about her mother’s love. Twelve-year-old Sammie has plenty of questions about her mother’s “nerve” problems. About shock treatments. About whether…


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