Carin Jayne Casey, the oldest of several children, grew up in a middle-class Ohio community. In the midst of her parents’ marital issues, she and her siblings enjoyed many fun-filled childhood adventures. Her family moved from Ohio to rural West Virginia while she was a teenager –they lived on a mountain-side.
Casey married her high-school sweetheart and bore two wonderful children. Revisiting her childhood, she encouraged her children to play imaginative games as they grew up. Her marriage failed, and she was eventually lured into a brief, violent relationship.
Casey strives to bring awareness of potential dangers while promoting spiritual growth. She believes adults should encourage their young in healthy fun; children should know they’re safe from harsh punishments, and families should practice appropriate consequences, and forgiveness.
Carin has a weekly podcast, “Turn to God with Carin” since 2016 to bring hope and encouragement. Find her more recent podcasts on YouTube: Carin Jayne Casey – YouTube and audio at https://buzzsprout.com/1275572
As of November 2021, Carin began a series of children’s books under the pen name, Karen R Lacy. Karen R Lacy Children’s Books are all fun stories designed to entertain and encourage a child’s sense of kindness, courtesy, positive attitude, and adventure.
Casey graduated from Radford University in Virginia and retired from the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2017 after serving 31 years. As a survivor of domestic violence, she shares pathways to spiritual growth and recovery in her writings. She assists women’s shelters and participates in church missions.