Friday, January 11, 2013

Fearless Friday - Meet Carol Stratton!

Carol G. Stratton has written for  publications that include InTouch magazine,, and Kyria, two anthologies, Writing so Heaven Will be Different  and Extraordinary Answers to Prayers (Guideposts) and has been interviewed on Moody Radio Midday Connection   After  logging  22 moves with her husband, four children and a dog, and hearing every moving joke  (“Guess you’re moving cause you hate to clean your house.” or, “Is the IRS is looking for you?”),   she developed a website: The book is an outgrowth the website and her passion to help people move while keeping their families and humor intact.

 Her book, Changing Zip Codes, Finding Community Wherever You’re  Transplanted is an outgrowth of the website as her  humorous and inspiring stories will motivate anyone face a big transition in their life. This forty-day devotional published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, is available at

Carol has four grown children and two grandchildren. Currently she and her husband, John, live in North Carolina where she speaks to MOPS and other women’s groups while learning to love livermush.

About the Book

As the moving van drives off you have a knot in your stomach. You ask yourself, “Are we moving to a better place? Will my children like their new school? Will I ever make friends?” As someone who has moved over twenty-two times; this author understand the fears and excitements of relocating and has grown a passion to help families who need to change their zip code.

Sure to become a best-seller, Changing Zip Codes: Finding Community Wherever You’re Transplanted is a forty-day devotional full of wisdom and humor to encourage families and lift the spirits of those finding themselves moving to a new home and potentially a new lifestyle. Carol knows the stress of changing addresses as she has moved twenty-two times with a husband, four children and a dog. She is the mover’s cheerleader; her goal is to help women survive a move while keeping their families and humor intact.  Written for those relocating, it is helpful for anyone facing big changes in their life. This book would make an excellent gift for military families, realtors, and churches who want to welcome newcomers into their community.

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  ISBN-10: 0984765557
  ISBN-13: 978-0984765553

Your unique talent:

I can click my tongue on top of the roof of my mouth and it sounds like Spanish castanets.

Share something not many people know about you:

I lived in Mexico City with a native family as part of a private exchange when I was thirteen years old.

Are you a “pet person” or prefer no pets?

I'm a dog lover. A few years ago we rescued a half Jack Russell and half Rat Terrier that we rescued.(No, I don't mean we have two half dogs), She's quite sweet but timid for a Jack.

Would you rather travel or stay at home?

I am adventurous and love to get out and see things... hence, we have moved frequently!

Do you read more or write more?

I used to read a lot more but now writing takes center stage in my priorities.

Prefer cake or pie?

Give me lemon meringue pie any day!

Would, or do, ride a motorcycle or prefer to ride/drive a car?

We were in a terrible accident where our car flipped so I'm happier with more metal around me when I travel.

Bus or taxi or walk?

I love to walk if the weather is nice.

Are you part of a big church congregation or a small church?

A small church. I think there's much more fellowship in small communities.

Do you like to telephone people or prefer to use e-mail?

I love to talk.... so naturally I used the phone a lot unless I'm in the middle of a project.

Are you happy or joyful?

Happy, and occasionally morose. Overall I'm an optimist with bouts of negative thinking.

Do you eat at home or eat out?

I love to cook but getting out of the house is a treat.

Listen to music or prefer quiet?


Prefer sunrises or sunsets?

Sunsets. I'm not a morning person but somehow got elected to make coffee in the morning....hmmmm didn't see that in the contract.

Changing Zip Codes: Finding Community Wherever You're Transplanted, is a forty-day guide to help movers. Published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.

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  1. I like this page and am anxious to read "Changing Zip Codes" - Tom Spoonts Amazon Page:

  2. Thank you Tom.Even if you don't have to move this book is meant to help anyone who is going through a life transition.