I entered the world, Carole Sue Smith, on August 10th, 1967. I'm an artist, you can view my art HERE, and I'm a writer. I'm currently working on my first novel, a memoir-Fingernail Droppings, and you can read some of my short stories HERE.
I love history. I love to read. I love C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and I have an Elvish tattoo. You can read a funny story about that HERE. I love movies, TV, and music. My family and I have worked on over 40 Film/TV productions as extras or stand-ins. You can see which shows HERE.
I've been married to Dean since September 18th, 1994. Our first child Evangeline was born on July 17th, 1996, and she is our miracle of birth. At age two, she was diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes; we pray there will be a cure one day. (Dean was also diagnosed with T1D at age 44)
Our first adoption miracle was Steele, born on May 21st, 2004. Our second adoption miracle was Abel from Ethiopia. He lost his parents when he was two. He became part of our family in January 2009. He was given a birth date of March 26th, 2002. Read our adoption story HERE.
In August 2018, I was appointed to Governor John Bell Edward's Louisiana Women's Incarceration Taskforce. I chaired the Health Care/Mental Health Subcommittee from August 2018 until August 2020.
For my 50th birthday, I walked part of the Camino De Santiago, walking 150 miles across northern Spain. You can read about that HERE. I've now forever been bitten by the travel bug. So far, I've been to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, France, and Spain, and a two-week-long venture around California.