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AWARD WINNING AUTHOR C.A. HARTNELL

C.A. Hartnell is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who was born in Chicago, Illinois and is a true midwestern girl at heart. Her family moved Carol from Chicago to Southern California on Route 66 in the 1950s. She now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband of many years. She is blessed with a wonderful family and fabulous friends.
Hartnell’s faith and spirit of adventure grew under the loving, courageous, and inspirational influence of her family members. An enchanted childhood during the 1950s in El Monte, California, became the inspiration for her children’s book series, The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann. Take a blast to the past in her books Scary SpringSinister SummerFerocious Fall, and Wild Winter.  Middle-grade readers and adults are propelled into exciting adventures when teens drove cool cars, kids went to drive-in movies, and Rock ‘n’ Roll tunes blasted out of every transistor radio. Captivating characters and dynamic plots have earned these wholesome chapter books coveted literary awards: Mom’s Choice Silver, Literary Classics Gold, and Moonbeam Bronze.

Finally, when Carol isn’t working tirelessly for causes close to her heart that help kids and adults with disabilities and illnesses, she loves to read, write, travel, bake, pursue adventure and participate in local and national book festivals.

C.A. HARTNELL FUN FACTS

  • I smile a lot! Love to give smiles away! They’re free!

  • I’m a baker of cookies, cakes, and sweet treats for fun and consumption! Yum!

  • I love adventure, road trips and hiking mostly in the USA.

  • love lots of color in decorating. My home is decorated with red, blue, beige, and green in florals, stripes and patterns. I wear color too.

  • I love people! Love my social media followers and creating posts for them.

  • I Love everything about 1950s!  It’s my favorite time in American history.

  • I’m a child at heart and have an old metal doll house like the one I had as a kid.

  • Reading is my favorite thing to do and I have 4 giant bookcases that cover giant walls in my living room and office area.

  • After reading, my next fav thing is to wander thru Antique malls and thrift stores looking for 1950s stuff! I love retro and vintage stuff!

  • I love ice cream and sweet treats! Thrifty chocolate chip! Or mocha and a fudge ribbon with almonds! Another yum!

  • Love writing things but not as diligent as I should be. Have 3 book ideas I’m working on! And I’m working on some coloring/activity books.

  • I get to travel lots of great places! Love taking phone photos!

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HARTNELL FAMILY HISTORY

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HAWK’S RIDE

Hawk’s Ride is a 1937 Ford Slantback with original steel frame and body. It has a 3″ chopped top. The engine is a 350 GM crate motor with a Turbo 350 Transmission, a 10 bolt GM Rear with air ride and a Holly 650 Carburetor.  Chicago girl gone West on Route 66!

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Hawks Ride Map By C.A. Hartnell

SHOP CHILDREN’S BOOKS ABOUT THE 1950’s

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A BLAST FROM THE PAST – C.A. HARTNELL