Winter Holidays

“Granny Babysits the Mischievous Five” by Carin Jayne Casey An exert from Chapter 4 – The Winter Holidays   Granny said, “… I want us to practice how to OPEN presents on Christmas.” Joey laughed, “Oh yeah, like we don’t know how!” The others laughed. “Oh really?” Granny asked, “Let me give you an example.”… Read more »

A Christmas Memory

A short story that could’ve been in “My Dear Rosa Jean” by Carin Jayne Casey While leaning her elbow on the arm of sofa, Aunt Grace propped her hand under her chin, “So you and your siblings were used to having Christmas in your earlier years, with the tree decorations, gifts, and all. How old… Read more »

A Thanksgiving Memory

A short story that could’ve been in “My Dear Rosa Jean” by Carin Jayne Casey While Rosa Jean and Aunt Grace sat at the kitchen table, sipping their coffee and nibbling their Danish rolls, they watched through the bay window as the wind whip the remaining leaves off the Oak tree in the back yard…. Read more »

How to Prevent Bullying

“What’s going on with you, son?” “You used to love going to school, and you had good grades, too.” “What’s changed?” “I just don’t understand what your problem is!” “Why can’t you talk to me about it?” According to the American Psychological Association (, bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally… Read more »

Join Us: 1st Holiday Home and Craft Show

I’m excited to participate in the upcoming Gabriel Pearce Memorial Scholarship Holiday Craft and Home Show to be held on November 22, 2014 at Berea Baptist Church. The church is located at 15421 Pouncey Tract Road in Rockville, Virginia. Please mark your calendars now and come out for a wonderful time with local vendors, artisans,… Read more »

About Forgiveness…

“It’s been months since he abused me, and I’m still angry! I can’t sleep at night – I can’t stop thinking about how horrible and evil he is! I think about what I should’ve said or done, and about how stupid I was. I plan ways I could get even with him. It’s eating me… Read more »

Author Meet & Greet, Crafts, Gifts, and More on November 6th

Carin Jayne Casey will be at a fun event with lots of holiday fun – you don’t want to miss this one. Breedlove Massage & Healing Arts is having an open house event on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Casey will be there to meet you in person and sign your copy of her… Read more »

Leaving a Domestic Abuser Can Get You Killed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Carin Jayne Casey Email: Phone: (804) 943-4638 Website: Leaving a Domestic Abuser Can Get You Killed #WhyIStayed  #WhyILeft (October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month) (Richmond, VA) – Domestic abusers don’t easily let go of their victims. When a woman tries to leave her violent situation, the abuser would probably… Read more »

Ashland Coffee & Tea Book Signing Update

We had a wonderful time at Ashland Coffee & Tea on Sunday during the book signing. It was a beautiful fall day for a wonderfully relaxing Sunday – great conversations, delicious lunch. Thanks to everyone who came by to say hello. And a special thanks to Ashland Coffee & Tea for a wonderful experience.  

Bystander Intervention Training on October 21st

On October 21, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm, the YWCA of Richmond’s Fatima M. Smith will be presenting a workshop on the topic “Bystander Intervention Training.” RSVP is required, and registration is open. This event is free and open to the public. If you’re in the area, please join me at this workshop, so… Read more »