Carol Lynn Pearson has been a professional writer, speaker and performer for many years. Several of her poems have been widely reprinted in such places as the Ann Landers column and Chicken Soup for the Soul as well as college literary textbooks. The poems appear now in a compilation entitled Beginnings and Beyond. Her autobiography, Goodbye, I Love You, tells the story of her marriage to a homosexual man, their divorce, ongoing friendship, and her caring for him as he died of AIDS. This story made her a guest on such programs as "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Good Morning, America," and she has been featured in People magazine. Pearson has written numerous plays and educational motion pictures. Two children's musicals, Don't Count Your Chickens Until They Cry Wolf and I Believe in Make Believe, were commissioned by Robert Redford's Sundance Institute Theatre Program. Pegora the Witch is another favorite. My Turn on Earth is among her best-loved pieces, as is The Order Is Love, a musical based on the pioneer experiment of living the United Order in Southern Utah. Pearson is also the author of numerous inspirational books such as The Lesson, What Love Is and I'll Always Be Your Daughter. Her Christmas books include A Stranger for Christmas, The Modern Magi, The Christmas Moment and A Christmas Thief. The recent Embracing Coincidence, telling 44 of her personal stories of synchronicity, was a finalist in the Inspiration/Spiritual category of the 2002 Independent Publishers Book Awards. Pearson holds a master's degree in theatre, is the mother of four grown children, and lives in Walnut Creek, Calif.