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Carol Paur

Carol L. Paur lives with her family in Wisconsin. Isasnora Snores is her first middle grade children’s book. It’s about a child who snores so loudly, she is banished from her kingdom. Carol has a BS in Psychology and a MA in Communication. Along with writing books, she's also a journalist, screenwriter, playwright, and a producer for the movie, Turnover. Two of her screenplays have placed in prominent screenwriting competitions. Paur is a member of the Wisconsin Writers Association and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Like everyone else, Paur has had her set of challenges – with one of her setbacks in life being born with a cleft palate. This required surgeries, speech therapy, and dealing with bullies. She draws on this and all her life experiences to write and inspire others. She loves meeting people and listening to their stories and sharing hers. Paur is grateful for her family, friends, mentors, and supporters.

A Crooked Path

Have you been told writing is a terrible career choice? I was so waited years before deciding to take it seriously. We'll discuss different paths you can take to become a writer as well exploring other authors and ways to keep you motivated.

Carol Paur

30 Minute Program

Look Around You - Your Five Senses and Writing

Learn how to use the five senses in your writing to bring it alive. Go from "telling" to "showing." Note: Students will need a glass of something to drink – touch the glass; see the glass; taste the beverage; hear the sound it makes when you’re drinking or setting it down; smell the beverage

Carol Paur

30 Minute Program

Recycling - Using the Bad to Create Great Writing

Do bad people or events ruin your day? Ruin your life? Join Carol L. Paur as she shows you how she takes bad experiences to create her stories. You’ll also brainstorm with Carol to learn how to recycle your own negative situations and turn them into great books, plays, or movies.

Carol Paur

30 Minute Program

Carol L. Paur lives in Wisconsin and has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Parkside, and an M.A. in Communication from Marquette University. Her first children’s book, Isasnora Snores, was published by Black Rose Writing, December 2019. The tale is about an infant who snores so loudly, she and her family are banished to the Forest Petiole.

Paur blogs monthly tying in issues of the day with her character, Isasnora. Due to Covid, many opportunities to meet with students were canceled, so she created the YouTube Channel - Isasnora Snores. Here listeners can listen to snippets of life in Isasnora’s world.

She is a professional journalist who has freelanced for several newspapers, with her most recent work appearing in the Lake Geneva Regional News. She also co-hosted a radio show for a local radio station.

Along with books, she has written and produced children’s plays for her community and 4H club. Some of her favorite plays were: Death of a Pillow; Prince Tutu and His Band of Pirates; and Mel's Grocer. Paur is also a screenwriter and an associate producer of the movie, Turnover.

Paur was a substitute teacher. She has given writing seminars to youth. She also teaches religion to children and adults for her church. She has also served as a judge for the 4H Communication Arts Festival.

Outside of writing children's books, Paur indie published two novels – Stories and Waves. In these books, Paur examines how fear of rejection prevents us from fully living our lives. Furthermore, does it impact others if we fail to live our mission? Stories and Waves follow dead Catharine Zimmer in her final judgement and her journey in the afterlife. Last summer she also indie-published a spiritual book titled, Praying for the Enemy – Your 911 to Peace.

Before Covid, she loved going out and giving inspirational talks about writing and life. With all the new online possibilities, however, she looks forward to meeting with you.

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Isasnora Snores

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