Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Holidays!

It is amazing to think that Christmas is less than a week away! I hope you all have your shopping done and making memories with your family and friends this holiday season.

Like most holidays this is a busy, but exciting time! I was interviewed by a talk show host from Sioux Falls, ND this week. It's great to speak to people from all over the country about my series and my passion for books.

Keep an eye out for my new book, Shiner's Return. It is on its way to be published in January 2010. What a great start to the new year!

Feel free to look me up on facebook as well! I would love to be your friend!

Happy holidays!
Nolan Carlson

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Face Book Friends

To my new Face Book Friends. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We surely did. In fact, we had two big dinners and watched a whole lot of football. Our Kansas Teams (KSU and KU) will not be going bowling this year which is pretty depressing, but there's always next year. I have a son-in-law who is a great cook and he did most of the cooking for Thanksgiving. His stuffing was amazing. Well, here we are now thinking about Christmas. Time goes by too quickly. Take care.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hi everyone! Today I will have a book signing at Hastings in Topeka, Ks. from one until three. Would really like to have you visit me. That's Hastings Book Store in Topeka, Ks. from 1-3 on Sat. Nov. 21st. I'll tell you how it went later one. Thanks. Nolan

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Writing is great but being published is even greater!

Hi, everyone! To all my Facebook friends interested in the world of writing, please visit me on my web site: I have been a published writer for over 30 years and been to over 200 schools throughout the midwest presenting programs on reading as well as my books. I have been published by Berkeley Pub. Group of New York and sold books to E.P. Dutton. Presently my young adult books are being published by Vintage Publishing out of South Carolina I would be glad to share the trials and tribulations of writing plus the final success. Just let me know if you would like for me to share with you. Nolan Carlson

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Face Book Friends

A warm hello to all of my new Facebook friends. I hope many of you like to read. I like to read as well as write. I have been a published author for over 30 years and have enjoyed some success. I have had 19 books published so far. I also like to read. I just finished reading two great novels by Ken Follett. The first one was about 1,100 pages and titled Pillars of the Earth and the sequel was World Without End and had 1,100 pages. I read that one twice. I also love football and spend most of Sat. and Sun. watching it during football season. Please visit me at Take care. Nolan

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Good books for reluctant middle school readers

This series is great for reluctant middle school male readers. I have been told that by teachers, parents, and the kids themselves. They seem to love the series and put down the remote on their video games.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quality Books to Distribute Shiner Series

Just got word that Quality books (national book distributor to libraries and schools throughout the nation and Canada) will distribute Summer & Shiner. The book can be purchased at all book stores, and Barnes & as well as Vintage Publishing.

Happy Veteran's Day!

Happy Veteran's Day! All of our past, present and future veterans... thank you for serving our country! Your bravery, courage and dedication is greatly appreciated and admired.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Presenting at Riley County Jail Literacy Class

Had a great time presenting to the inmates at the Riley County Jail in Manhattan, Ks. on Thursday, Nov. 5th. The guys in orange jump suits were attentive, polite, and interacted with interest. I gave a presentation two years ago and enjoyed myself at that time as well. Many of them were very well read. I was impressed!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hello, all

Hey, guys, my name is Nolan Carlson and I've got a great book series I would like you to take a look at! You can view my complete book series on my website at These books are great reading for middle school kids, especially boys and reluctant male readers. They are jam-packed with small town adventure, pranks, animals, and fun. See you there!

Oh, watch for a contest with a cash reward in the future!

PS: Be sure to follow me on twitter and find me on facebook!

Happy reading,

Monday, November 2, 2009

I'll be in Topeka, Kansas at Hastings for a book signing on Sat. Nov. 21s! Hey, guys, please check out my new web site: Nolan Carlson

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Riley County Jail Literacy Program

Hey guys, I will give a literacy program to the inmates of the Riley County Jail featuring the importance of reading and talking about my books. I did this type of program two years ago and the guys were great. I got lots of hand written thank yous!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hey, middle school parents and middle school readers -- try out Summer & Shiner (first in a five book series). It has adventure, danger, fun, mischief, and animals in a small town setting. You're sure to be caught up in the adventures of Carley and Troop. See you in Book one of the Summer & Shiner series published by Vintage Publishing of South Carolina! Thanks. Nolan Carlson

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Got news that the second Summer & Shiner book in the series will be published soon. Shiner's Return will be out in January of 2010. Also, if you have read Summer & Shiner (the first book in the five book series, please blog me and let me know how you enjoyed it!) Thanks so much.
Nolan Carlson

Friday, October 16, 2009

New radio interviews

On Oct. 30th I will be interviewed by Frank Truatt on WTBQ Morning Show in New York. It includes the NYC area. AlsoI will be interviewed by Tron Simpson on KCMN 1530 AM on Nov. 4th from Colorado Springs, Co. This show includes Denver and other large cities.