Preserving "A Fair Chance For a Free People" - Karl E. Mundt

Carol Lynn Pearson

Carol Lynn Pearson has been a professional writer, speaker and performer for many years. Many of her poems have been widely reprinted in such places as Ann Landers' column and Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as college literary textbooks. The poems appear now in a compilation, Picture Window.

Her autobiography, Goodbye, I Love You, tells the story of her marriage to a homosexual man, their divorce, ongoing friendship, and her caring for him as he died of AIDS. This story made her a guest on such programs as "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and "Good Morning, America." She has been featured in "People Magazine."

Ms. Pearson has written numerous educational motion pictures, including the well-known "Cipher in the Snow," as well as many plays and musicals, two commissioned by Robert Redford's Sundance Theater.

A major contribution of Ms. Pearson has been writing and performing a one-woman play, "Mother Wove the Morning," in which she plays sixteen women throughout history in search of the feminine divine. The play was performed over 300 times internationally and is now available on a videotape that earned an award from "Booklist" as "one of the top 25 videos of the year." Now adapted for multiple performers, the play was given an "equity showcase" production in New York City in May of 2005.

A series of seven inspirational books, "Fables for Our Times," began with The Lesson, a look at life as a series of story problems, and includes, Will You Still Be My Daughter? and Girlfriend, You Are the Best!

The recent Consider the Butterfly: Transforming Your Life Through Meaningful Coincidence tells forty-four of her personal stories, showing how the phenomenon of synchronicity can bless our lives daily. This book was a finalist in the Inspiration/Spiritual category of the 2002 Independent Publishers Book Awards.

Ms. Pearson has an M.A. in theater, is the mother of four grown children, and lives in Walnut Creek, California. You can visit her at www.carollynnpearson.com.

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