Carolyn Watkins is an award-winning author of children’s books. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and is a former elementary teacher and Special Education Assessment specialist. Her first book, The Knock, is the recipient of 12 International awards, including the Certificate of Excellence in Children’s Literature, Purple Dragonfly Book Award. Carolyn resides in New Hampshire with her husband and three grown sons.
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This is a relatable story about the highs and lows of starting over and building new relationships.Carolyn has created an approachable narrative that is easy for school-age children to relate to and which serves as a great reminder of the rewards that new adventures can
~ Nathan Dickey
Regional Director of Keller Williams New England
While this particular true-life memoir focuses on the 60’s and was in Vietnam, the story is truly relatable to the conflict of any era…The books final words includes a great springboard of ideas to open further discussions about family dynamics, challenges, and feelings of universal concern. Though intended for the 8-13 year age group. This gentle, informative memoir shares a powerful message that should be appreciated by readers both young and old.
~ Carol Davila
CIBA, 5-star Highly Recommended
This is a caring and sensitive story which describes, in heartfelt detail, what it’s like for a young girl when her dad is deployed to a faraway place on active military duty. Day-to-day family coping skills, the strength of supportive relatives, and the worries about her seriously wounded father after his return home are all voiced by a child who lived this scenario. The story’s positive outcome will bring comfort to children in similar circumstances. Highly recommended for parents and children to read together, The Knock will surely stimulate some constructive and helpful family conversations.
~ Cathleen C. Beaudoin
Library Director, Dover Public Library
Carolyn has written a touching story about the tender ties between parent and child, and the feelings of love and loss brought on by long military separations.
~ Grace Lessner
New Hampshire editor
I read this story from start to finish on the edge of my seat. A true story and truly riveting. I feel for the author and her experience. I do not have a military background but I felt every emotion that she wrote about on every page. This is a story that every American should read! To know the sacrifices that military families must face should be mandatory in our country. Amazing and well done.
~ Kimberly Hirsch
Best selling author, Our Best Friend Karma
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