We had the good fortune of connecting with Carolyn Maker and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Carolyn, why did you pursue a creative career?
I have always had a creative mind starting at the very young age of 7 years old. Also, I have a vivid imagination and my ideas seemingly comes to life.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I have a passion for helping young girls and children who have been subject to bullying.  My Peanuts the Lion book was created for all those who have been subject to bullying.  My nonprofit Cinderella Program.org was created in 2006, as a mentorship program to empower and equip young girls to have a better quality of life, and to give them hope and vision for their future.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Fort Worth Cultural District, Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History; Fort Worth Zoo; Sundance Square; Stockyards; The Capital Grille, Rise n3, Bonnell’s Restaurant.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Rather than giving credit and recognizing an individual, I would like to dedicate my shoutout to the families of all the children and young adults who have committed suicide due to being victims of bullying. Without these individuals, my children’s book is meaningless.

Website: www.carolynmaker.com

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