#ACFW2017 Pre-Conference Mix & Mingle

So blogging consistently hasn’t been my strong suit this year (or, like, ever), but here we go! I’m also over on InspyRomance today talking about conference!

For more on how this link up works, check out the original post on Laurie Tomlinson’s blog!

Name: Carol Moncado

Location: Southwest Missouri

What you write/tagline/trademark: Romantic Dramedy in the Ozarks – and elsewhere (mostly because I love the Romantic Dramedy part, but there’s no easy way to say things like “fictional countries in the Alps, Mediterranean, and Atlantic – for now… ;))

The fam… & Shrek

Place in the book world: Indie author with 23 works in “print” (see header pic ;))

On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: #AllTheHugs #AllTheTime

Something VERY serious: How do you take your Starbucks? Starbucks, shmarbucks. Where’s the Dr. Pepper?

The unique talking points that will get you going for hours: Marching band! Band momming is my life right now – outside of writing ;). Indie publishing. How Jen Cvelbar (my roomie!) and I met.

Loved ones at home you’ll be missing: My husband (20 years last May!), 4 kids (15yo girl who can only work Saturday next week because she doesn’t have a ride, 13yo girl who’s crazy busy next week, 12yo girl whose guitar lessons I’ll miss, 10yo boy who always misses everyone most), and two dogs. Mr. Benny and the Jett. The Shorkie and the Yorkie. They may never forgive me for being gone.

Jett & Mr. Benny in some sort of stand off…

Conference goals we can pray for? Not just conference per se… I leave Monday for McAlester, OK (about half way) and will spend the evening working. Tuesday morning, I’ll head to see my cousins (probably in Tyler, TX, but there’s a CHANCE they’ll be in Dallas), then head to Dallas to pick up roomie/dear friend Jen Cvelbar (writing as Jennifer A. Davids) from the airport. Before we go to the conference hotel Wednesday afternoon, we’re going to Tom+Chee and IKEA (because I’ve never been to either ;)). Then crazy busy conference.

And before all that I have a million words to write…

I’m also having a huge sale next week and really need to get this next book almost done so I can have it up for preorder during the sale. I’d really appreciate prayers for a productive couple of days so I can.

Anything we can celebrate with you? If I get this manuscript almost done, I’ll be celebrating that ;).

One or two ways we can help you build your platform? You can like my author page on Facebook, join my new Facebook group, and sign up for my email list by clicking here!

Head over to Laurie’s blog to participate! Hope to see you there!


  • Hi, Carol!! I can talk marching band, although not from a mom perspective (not yet, anyway; kids aren’t old enough). I was drum major in high school for two years. BAND! TEN-HUT!

  • Tom & Chee is amazing!! And I’m with you on the Dr. Pepper 🙂

    • Carol

      I can’t wait! I’ve wanted to go since they were on Shark Tank, but the closest one is like 3 hours away… :p

  • MFLiteraryWorks

    Hi Carol,
    I love the look of the blog!
    Have fun and relax at the conference. Enjoy meeting up with all your author buddies.

  • Zan Marie

    Band!!! I’m a…ahem…retired band kid. I played and marched for 8 years. Now, I’m even a retired teacher. I can’t wait to meet you!

    • Carol

      Looks like I’m going to be a band mom for eternity ;). Oldest kiddo wants to be a director when she grows up. Looking forward to meeting you!

  • Wow! 23 books! I’ve heard you are crazy productive. I would love to meet you and find out your secret. 😉 And I’m a band geek too. Played oboe and had to be a flag girl in the marching band because they didn’t let oboes march. Womp. Womp.