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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Book Launch : Lake Surrender Book Launch by Carol Stratton

Carol Stratton is proud to announce her first novel, Lake Surrender.  I am giving away one copy of this book. 

To enter, leave a comment stating why you would like to win the book along with your email.

The story is about a career editor who loses her marriage, house and job. As a single parent of a precocious pre-teen and an autistic son, she’s forced to find a more inexpensive place to live than the San Francisco Bay Area. She ends up in Northern Michigan working as a cook at a dilapidated Christian camp. She can’t cook and right-wing religious types really irritate her. But God draws to Him as she discovers her journey ends where her life begins. I really put this girl through the wringer!

I wrote Lake Surrender because I wanted to show the difficulties parents have in raising a challenging autistic child. I have a degree in Recreation Therapy and love working with all kinds of disabled children. A few years ago I was a teacher’s aide in an autistic classroom where I learned the rewards of being able to enter their private worlds. As the body of Christ we need to encourage the families that deal with exhausting family situations every day.

According to a friend of mine who has an autistic son, 90 of those raising autistic children will become divorced.

Author Bio:  
Carol Stratton has been a freelance writer for 14 writing over 200 articles and is currently a reporter for the Mooresville Weekly. She has a degree in Recreation Therapy and has worked with autistic children in a classroom, an experience that inspired her to write about a woman with an autistic son.

She speaks at national writing conferences as well as MOPS and other women’s groups about personality temperaments, friendship and encouraging yourself.

Carol is married to her husband John who she calls her “muse” and has four grown children and four grandchildren. Currently she and her husband, John, live in Mooresville, North Carolina where she loves to hike and play guitar and mandolin while learning to love liver mush.

Here's a link to Lake Surrender on amazon.


  1. I have read this book- not only once- but twice already! This is truly an awesome book! A wonderful addition to any library.

    Diana Austin (

    1. Thank you Diana, for your kind words. I'm so glad you like the book!

  2. Congratulations, Diana, you won this book drawing.