Karen Matthews, the author, is a technical writer and owner of Carolina Souvenirs (www.carolinasouvenirs.com). She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Alabama. She lives with her husband, Richard, on a small farm in Sanford, North Carolina. Josh Taylor, the illustrator, is an award-winning artist from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His work has appeared in magazines, billboards, books, and most recently, a feature film. Today, he works out of a home studio and helps raise three children with his wife, Anne. http://www.joshtaylorart.com.

The book is available for purchase online at:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Legend-Lizard-Lick-Carolina/dp/1479382477 or


And select book and gift stores in North Carolina.

Karen Matthews is available to speak at meetings, schools, Sunday schools, book readings and also available for media interviews on the following subjects:

  1. Bonding with your child or grandchild through reading children’s books to them
  2. Passing on your family values through books rather than preaching
  3. Accomplishing your goals in your senior years–marking off those bucket list items while you still have time
  4. Pros and cons of self-publishing a book

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