Carol Lynn Pearson
is the best-selling author of more than thirty books and plays, including her classic GOODBYE, I LOVE YOU and her new book NO MORE GOODBYES: CIRCLING THE WAGONS AROUND OUR GAY LOVED ONES. Many of her poems have been widely reprinted in such places as Ann Landers' column, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL, college literary textbooks and the compilation BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND. Pearson has written numerous educational motion pictures, including the well-known CIPHER IN THE SNOW, as well as several plays and musicals, two commissioned by Robert Redford's Sundance Summer Theatre. She has performed her one-woman play MOTHER WOVE THE MORNING more than 300 times internationally. The film version was named "one of the top 25 videos of the year" by BOOKLIST. Her book CONSIDER THE BUTTERFLY was a finalist in the Inspiration/Spiritual category of the 2002 Independent Publishers Book Awards.

Ms. Pearson's prolific career as a writer, poet and performer has taken her all over the world. Her latest stage play, FACING EAST, premiered at Plan-B Theatre Company in Salt Lake City in November of 2006. She holds an MA in theater from Brigham Young University, is the mother of four grown children, and lives in Walnut Creek, California. Visit her at www.clpearson.com.