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More About the Author
There's been a long list of things I've wanted to be. Some of them were fanciful- ballerina, trapeze artist, world class ski racer. Some more serious-doctor, oceanographer, bookstore owner. Some I've actually accomplished- teacher, mother, workshop leader.
I've always loved to read books but for most of my life I never would have imagined myself writing them. Oh, I scribbled. I wrote songs for my guitar when I was a teen. I kept a journal in college. When my children were small, I began to write poetry. I joined a poetry group. I got a few things published. Then, in a writing workshop, I began writing fiction A seed got planted. The stories I wrote got longer and longer until one day I found myself writing a novel. I finished the novel in fits and starts and wrote another one. Then another. Each time, I learned a little more about the art and craft. of storytelling.
Each time, I got to enter a brand new world. Through my characters, I've gotten to be a lot of things, from a shark researcher to an 1850's heiress to a ski patrol woman. Who knows what's next? Writer, it's the perfect job for the girl who wanted to be everything.
In reading my books, you can be these things too. I hope you'll enjoy reading my stories and the journeys they take you on as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Where you can find me--
At my website: http://UteCarbone.com ;
my blog: http://ute-carbone.blogspot.com/
Top Customer Reviews
The characters are so real, they will seem like people you know - or could know. I love that Beanie and her husband, Mac, have been together since they were kids and know each other so well. The interactions between them are very realistic, whether it's them playing around, having a serious discussion or having an argument. The family dynamic was portrayed very well too. I loved Beanie's sisters and her parents and you could tell that they were a very close family. Unfortunately, it seems that like most real families, some of them had a hard time understanding that sometimes you just don't want to share everything with your family. At least not immediately.
Beanie is special needs teacher and when she gets a new student, named Blueberry Truth, she sees something special in her. Beanie understands her in a way that nobody else seems to and, ultimately, they recognize something in each other that the other needs. As Beanie struggles with having trouble conceiving, Blueberry struggles with being abandoned by her mother and placed into a less than ideal situation. Mac has a hard time understanding Beanie's need to help this mouthy, troublesome little girl and puts up roadblocks.Read more ›
I love Carbon's refined writing style; her subtlety shows readers how all these characters grow and change throughout the story. Blueberry Truth is an excellent read by a very promising author.
But it's Blueberry that's at the heart of the story. A seven-year old kid so traumatized that her favorite phrase is one that Amazon won't let me post (LOL) but it begins with "f". It comes out at the most inopportune moments with the obvious resulting reactions. She's violent, old far beyond her years, able to break a room up in twenty seconds and streak for freedom in a twinkling. Her deepest desire is to find her mother, yet the reader knows right from page one that this is a very bad idea indeed. And so we watch as Beanie fights for fostership of this child who gives Beanie and Mac's wonderful house and comfortable home the bird.
Blueberry Truth is a page-turner - one of the rare books that you don't want to put down. A delightful read that surely can't fail to touch the heart of the hardest reader.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. It is about daring to have hope, having it ripped from your hands and your heart, but continuing to hope in spite of it all. Read morePublished 8 months ago by al cantrell
I like the way she uses the characters to bring awareness to real problems we have. I love the way she lets us see how love can transform people.Published on August 5, 2013 by Harriet Riendeau
Ute Carbone's beautiful writing style would be a pleasure to read, even if this wasn't such a good and memorable story. Her characters are so real you can almost touch them. Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by Eclectic Reader
What a lovely book. Blueberry Truth is a wayward girl from a broken and horrifying background. She has learned from being an infant that the best defence is attack. Read morePublished on June 18, 2012 by Catherine Cavendish
I loved loved loved this unusual book. Beanie, a teacher, is surrounded by kids all day but can't conceive one of her own. Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by Suz deMello
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