Carmela LaVigna Coyle

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Industry Publishing
Occupation author and mom
Location Colorado, United States
Introduction I write children's books! What other job pays you to think like a kid except you get to keep chocolates stashed in your desk drawer. I'm a world-class professional putterer, with a fitting motto of: "Dumdeedumm." My name means "Fruit Goddess..." kinda cool. Here, in this weblog I hope to dabble, surf, obsess on and perhaps even wallow in... well, I'm not sure yet. So check back now and then. I STILL have a thing for finding fortune in misfortune- (which happens to be my favorite plot point in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.) My motto, most days, "Everything is going to work out!" (Because it does.) "There's a creative solution to everything..." Which kind of works hand in hand with the first one. I have long thought of myself as an expert in the art of observing. I'll have to elaborate on that sometime. Liking, no, LOVING my homemade cocoa as a treat once a week. And salt caramels! What I want to know is, who invented those sumptuous sticky salty morsels. Not a dentist, for sure. Oh yeah, I'm married to a swell guy, and we have two college age kids, Nick and Annie-- Ciao!! Now have something yummy.
Interests Sumputous family time, children's laughter, making crowns, Italian pottery, unique gift wrapping, gardening, sea shelling, snorkeling, traveling to delectable places, Caribbean waters, Crested Butte CO, Annie's volleyball singing dancing acting phew!, remodeling, dark chocolate, vintage stuff, pastels, bonbons, balconies, hiking!, sunrises-sunsets and everything inbetween, fields of sunflowers, photography, conversations with Nick, how maple trees produce syrup, western history-- "wonder what this looked like 150 years ago?"
Favorite Movies Anything my son directs-past/present/future (he's still a kid.) Otherwise? Hmmmm...Chocolat, Pride and Prejudice, Becoming Jane, Emma, Jane Austen Book Club, Fellowship of the Ring, French Kiss, Six Days/Seven Nights, Sweet Home Alabama, Rat Race, Mouse Hunt, The Three Amigos, Scrooge. And as far as TV goes- dont watch much but my fav's- LOST, The Office, Scrubs, Chuck, Pushing Daisies-- talk about innovative!
Favorite Music Classical music. English folk songs by Vaughan Williams-- Lalo, Dvorak, Rimsky Korsakov, my French cd, everything on my mix-- my opera album, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Bing...
Favorite Books Pride and Prejudice (what can I say), Emerson's essays, Goose Girl, The Magic Hill, Only One You, Winnie the Pooh (original), Christmas Carole-"I will not be the man I was!", Under the Tuscan Sun, Stillness Speaks, and for teen in me-Beastly.