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Speaker Profile - Carol L Paur

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Region: Wisconsin
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Speaker Email: storiesaua@gmail.com
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Bio:

Carol Paur snores. Instead of dwelling on the negative, however, she used it to create Isasnora Snores, a middle grade book. Another big negative – Covid – prompted her to create the Isasnora Snores’ YouTube channel. Each month features a new show linked to her blog. 

“I like taking what I have to imagine something new. It all began as a child when I wrote plays and stories for my elementary school.” Paur has also indie-published two novels and a spiritual book.

Paur holds a BS in Psychology from the University Wisconsin Parkside, and a MA in Communication from Marquette University. Paur also writes plays and screenplays, with two of her scripts placing in prominent national competitions. She lives in Wisconsin with her family and is grateful for their love and support. 



Presentation Description:
       Isasnora Snores, my first children's book, is a topic of conversation I like to share with young people. What inspired the book? Why did I write it? What was the journey of turning a short story for my daughter, Monica, into a book for everyone?   

     I also like to give talks to inspire, especially to young people who have had to deal with bullies, failure, rejection, and self-esteem issues. These are adversities that come into our lives without invitation. Like Isasnora, however, I like to show how these hardships can be used to our advantage!
     On a personal level, I was born with a cleft palate. Surgeries, speech classes, and teasing were all part of my early life. It took me a long time to gain confidence in myself and confidence in my writing. My talks draw from my personal struggles and small, but wonderful triumphs!