WHO IS CAROLYN WATKINS?

Carolyn Watkins is a retired elementary school teacher-turned-author, as well as a full-time realtor with Seacoast Luxe Properties. She resides in Dover, New Hampshire with her husband, Dave, and three grown sons, Chris, Michael, and Ryan, all living nearby. She enjoys gardening, knitting, and cooking in her free time. Carolyn worked with illustrator Lindsey Erickson on the book The Knock.

She found inspiration for her first children’s book, The Knock, from her childhood, growing up in a military family. Her hope in writing the book is to help children going through similar experiences to not feel alone, and to let them know that they have a support network.

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Carolyn and her father
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Carolyn with her grandmother, parents and brothers
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CAROLYN PICTURED WITH HER TWO BROTHERS AND HER MOTHER.

WHO IS LINDSEY ERICKSON?

Lindsey Erickson is the illustrator of the children’s book, The Knock. Lindsey has enjoyed creating art since she was a child. She decided she wanted to be a professional artist at the age of seven.  She is a graduate of College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Besides illustrating, Lindsey has spent a lot of time working on the ocean as a deckhand and making cheese on goat farms. She lives in Topsham, Maine with her husband and cat.

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Carolyn and Lindsey

Author Helping Children Cope

CAROLYN WATKINS HAS WRITTEN AN AWARD WINNING BOOK GEARED FOR AGES 8-13 THAT HELPS CHILDREN EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS WHEN COPING WITH THEIR OWN PERSONAL SITUATIONS.

The Knock is an autobiographical reflection of a military family learning to cope with the stress of a long deployment and its eventual consequences.

Tell us Your Story

I encourage you to write your own story, as I did, so you can get through lonely times. Please share your story here, and tell me what you think about mine

A review from Ryleigh, age 9:

“Thanks for the book. I really like it, it makes me feel special inside because my other dad is on a boat serving the country. Oh, and thanks for the book I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

Love, Ryleigh

PS: And if you make a unicorn book please send me one!”