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4-Time Wall Street Journal best selling author of heartwarming and heartbreaking memoir, biography, and mystery. Carolyn chronicles tragedy, miracles and madcap medical moments in Appalachian medicine, as well as zany and touching interactions with wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Jourdan's trademark blend of wit, humor, and humanity have earned her high praise from Dolly Parton and Fanny Flagg, as well as from major national newspapers, the New York Public Library, Elle, Family Circle Magazine, and put her work at the top of hundreds of lists of best books of the year and funniest books ever. Carolyn is a former U.S. Senate Counsel to the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Governmental Affairs. She has degrees from the University of Tennessee in Biomedical Engineering and Law. She lives on the family farm in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, with many stray animals.

Carolyn's first book: "Heart in the Right Place" was a #7 Wall Street Journal Best Seller and #1 Amazon in Biography, Memoir, Science, Medicine, and Doctor-Patient Relations.

The follow-up, "Medicine Men: Extreme Appalachian Doctoring," was a #5 Wall Street Journal best seller and #1 Amazon in Biography, Memoir, Science, Medicine, and Doctor-Patient Relations.

"Bear in the Back Seat: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park" was a #9 Wall Street Journal best seller and #1 Amazon in Science, Biology, Animals, Bears, and Travel Biography.

"Out on a Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery," reached #1 on Amazon in Mystery, Cozy Mystery, and Medical Fiction.

Carolyn's newest books, "The School for Mysteries" and "The School for Psychics" are the first in a new series of light, witty, romantic comedy and suspense novels with Christian paranormal elements.

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Out on a Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery: A Scientific Cozy (Nurse Phoebe Book 1)
by Carolyn Jourdan
A USA Today Best Seller in 2016A Best Kindle Book of 2014A Top Must Read for the 100th Anniversary of the National Park ServiceJourdan is also a Top-10 in the USA bestselling author of audio books on Audible and a 5-time Top-10 in the USA Wall Street Journal bestselling author. In Out on a Limb Phoebe McFarland has just moved back to her...
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Bear Bloopers: True Stories from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Smokies Wildlife Ranger Book 4
by Carolyn Jourdan
USA Today Bestselling AuthorNewest addition to the Wall Street Journal best selling “Bear in the Back Seat” series. A collection of hilarious, heartbreaking, and terrifying encounters with wild black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Rangers, scientists, wildlife photographers, wilderness guides, tourists, and others...
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How to Write, Edit, and Publish Your Memoir: Advice from a Best-Selling Memoirist: With Tips from 6 More Memoirists
by Carolyn Jourdan
For everyone who's ever wanted to write a memoir but is having trouble starting, finishing, or is stuck somewhere in between. Here's the place to get the answers to your questions (and to the questions you didn't know to ask) in one concise volume. Learn the ropes from a USA Today, Audible, and 5-time Wall Street Journal best-selling...
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Breakdown on Blowhard Mountain: A Travel Mystery: A Comical Chase Through the Western National Parks
by Carolyn Jourdan
Seven European tourists set off on the trip of a lifetime—a Grand Circle Tour of the American West. Unaware that a desperate journalist has hidden evidence in their van that could bring down a high-level criminal conspiracy—or that they are being pursued by ruthless thugs determined to retrieve the proof at any cost—the innocent...
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Medicine Men: Extreme Appalachian Doctoring
by Carolyn Jourdan
#5 in the USA Wall Street Journal Best Seller in 2014 #6 in the USA Wall Street Journal Best Seller in 2015 Medicine Men is an extraordinary collection of the most memorable moments from a dozen old-school rural physicians who each practiced medicine for more than 50 years in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. It contains...
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Bear in the Back Seat II: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Smokies Wildlife...
by Carolyn Jourdan
Second volume of true stories from a national bestselling series set in "[a]n extraordinary landscape populated with befuddled bears, hormonally-crazed elk, homicidal wild boars, hopelessly timid wolves, and nine million tourists, some of whom are clueless." The first volume of DeLozier's memoir was a #9 Wall Street Journal Bestseller...
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Bear in the Back Seat I and II: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Boxed Set:...
by Carolyn Jourdan
Both volumes of Bear in the Back Seat!#7 in the USA audio book in 2016 and #9 in the USA ebook in 2013A Top 50 Must Read for the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.Named in 10 Must-Read Books That Could Save Our National Parks and the Environment along with John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, Lewis & Clark, Bill Bryson, and Ken...
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Heart in the Right Place: A Memoir
by Carolyn Jourdan
“A stirring, beautiful memoir that is alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, and ultimately a triumph” from the Wall Street Journal–bestselling author (Publishers Weekly, starred review).Carolyn Jourdan, an attorney on Capitol Hill, thought she had it made. But when her mother has a heart attack, she returns home to the Tennessee...
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The School for Mysteries: A Midlife Fairytale Adventure (Nurse Phoebe Book 2)
by Carolyn Jourdan
NOT A SEQUEL to "Out on a Limb." USA Today, Audible & 5-time Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author.Witty banter, suspense, romantic comedy, and fantasy and paranormal elements make for an entertaining romp set in the present day, but touching on history from medieval Chartres to the Civil War. It's a fairy tale where "Da Vinci Code...
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The School for Psychics: A Midlife Fairytale Adventure (Nurse Phoebe Book 3)
by Carolyn Jourdan
NOT A SEQUEL to "Out on a Limb." Adventure, suspense, and romantic comedy, with paranormal elements make for a charming romp from the tiny island of Lanai, Hawaii to the vast Chateau of Versailles. A grown up fairy tale and fantasy version of "Da Vinci Code" meets "Murder She Wrote."By Wall Street Journal multi-bestselling author Carolyn...
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Radiologists at Work: Saving Lives with the Lights Off & Talking to Skeletons Boxed Set (X-Ray Visions Book 3)
by Carolyn Jourdan
USA Today, Audible & 5-time Wall Street Journal Bestselling AuthorIs it cancer or just a bad pixel?Radiologists are the physicians we rarely get to see. This boxed set of “Radiologists at Work” and “Talking to Skeletons” contains the most memorable moments from the careers of twenty radiologists who practiced from the 1940s to...
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Radiologists at Work: Saving Lives with the Lights Off (X-Ray Visions Book 1)
by Carolyn Jourdan
USA Today, Audible & 5-time Wall Street Journal Bestselling AuthorIs it cancer or just a bad pixel? Radiologists are the physicians we rarely get to see. “Radiologists at Work” contains the most memorable moments from the careers of twenty radiologists who practiced from the 1940s to the present day.These true stories are told with...
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Talking to Skeletons: Behind the Scenes with a Radiologist (X-Ray Visions Book 2)
by Carolyn Jourdan
Is it cancer or just a bad pixel? True stories told with the trademark wit and warmth that has earned Jourdan four national best sellers. "Talking to Skeletons" chronicles seven extraordinary nights Jourdan spent shadowing a radiologist in a teaching hospital and paints an insightful portrait of one man’s life and work.It’s a...
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The School for Mysteries & The School for Psychics Boxed Set (Nurse Phoebe Book 4)
by Carolyn Jourdan
NOT A SEQUEL to "Out on a Limb." In The School for Mysteries Phoebe McFarland has just lost her job as a rural home health care nurse in White Oak, Tennessee, a sleepy rural community nestled in the mist-shrouded Smoky Mountains. But then she's unexpectedly offered a ritzy-sounding position as a private duty nurse to an enigmatic...
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Nurse: The Art of Caring
by Carolyn Jourdan
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a nurse? From a 5-time Top 10 in the USA author, this book is a collection of the most memorable moments from the careers of over sixty nurses. It covers nearly seventy years of practice from World War II to the present day. The extraordinary situations described here are the result of...
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Waltzing With Wildlife: Ten Things NOT to Do in Our National Parks: Vacation Survival Tips
by Carolyn Jourdan
USA Today, Audible & 5-time Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author.307 million people visit U.S. national parks every year. Some will die during their vacation from easily preventable reckless behavior. The survival tips in this graphic pamphlet will help you safely encounter wildlife, challenging terrain, and bad weather. Stay alive to...
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Bear in the Back Seat: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Smokies Wildlife...
by Carolyn Jourdan
#7 in the USA audio book in 2016#9 in the USA Wall Street Journal best seller in 2013Named A Top 50 Must Read for the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. Named A Top 10 Must-Read Books That Could Save Our National Parks and the Environment along with John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, Lewis & Clark, Bill Bryson, and Ken...
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Dangerous Beauty: Encounters with Grizzlies and Bison in Yellowstone
by Carolyn Jourdan
Explore one of the world’s most dangerous and bizarre landscapes alongside an extraordinary team of wildlife photographers, scientists, wilderness guides, rangers, and professional trackers. This book contains nearly 100 real-life experiences from a wide variety of experts who share their hard-won wisdom from decades of adventures in...
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