Hi there and welcome! My name is Carrie Ann Golden. I’m a country-girl-at heart. I was born just south of the Quebec border, and grew up in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. I spent parts of my adult life south of Buffalo and in the Finger Lakes region. For the past fourteen years, I lived in North Carolina; but have recently relocated to North Dakota.
I’m married to a wonderful man (and best friend) for sixteen years; we have a young son, and a cat farm And I mean that literally! We own a small farmstead, and currently have a total of twelve barn cats and six indoor cats. We will be adding other types of animals so stay tuned!
So, besides being a wife, a mother, and a farmer, I’m also a writer.
Many of my short works have been published in Piker Press as well as The Hungry Chimera, GFT Press , Asylum Ink, Kids For Literature and Zombie Poetry.
For the past three years, I’ve worked on citizen journalist assignments for Motionpoems, Inc.
I occasionally write screenplays. So far, I’ve completed a draft of one feature (Storms of the Heart which is a romance/drama), and one partially completed feature that I’m still working on (Eternal Bond which is a supernatural/thriller). I will be working on a few short screenplays in the near future.
I have a thing for zombies and dooms-day scenarios.
I’m also learning to write my first play, Help! I’m addicted to daydreaming!
Only the Lonely Press features some of my work.
Okay, I’m going to pause here to say this: on the outside, I may look and act normal, but that’s not entirely the truth. I’ve battled something in the past that I’d allowed to defeat me, and essentially end all my dreams and hopes.
When I was twenty-one years old, I was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome Type II (part of the Retinitis Pigmentosa family). It is a degenerative eye disease that progresses slowly over time which also includes moderate to profound hearing loss. For a better understanding of how this impacts an individual, this article covers it very clearly: What is the curse of Usher Syndrome?
As a young adult, I had two passions: writing (both as a fiction writer and as a journalist) and sports. Once I received the diagnosis, I gave up on both. How could I pursue a career in either when I was both legally blind and hearing impaired? What good would I be to others when there were more able-bodied and proficient people to do the same jobs?
Now, twenty-some years later, I’ve changed the way I looked at my disabilities. Instead of feeling inferior to the rest of the world, I decided to go back and reclaim my dreams despite my disabilities.
I hope you will come back and visit often. 🙂