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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Carol Hair Moore

Carol’s warm and loving story of her animal friends’ relationships reflects her life-long love of animals, her years of living on a farm, and her days at St. Teresa Beach. She raised her family in the North Florida country with animal friends, and others, presented in her stories. Each of the five books in her series, I Wish You Ice Cream and Cake, is designed to educate and instill in her readers a desire to be kind and compassionate. Marvin the Magnificent Nubian Goat, Busy Bumble Bee Rides the Waves, Ruby Kate’s Scrumptious Tea Cake Party, Papa Mole’s Secrets of Happiness, and her newest book, Friends Who Sparkle Like the Stars, are all beautifully illustrated by Michael Harrell. With a B.S. in Elementary Education from Florida State University, Carol taught second grade and now spends her time coordinating school visits, book festivals, and caring for her loving family. Carol lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband, Edgar Murray Moore Sr.. They have three married children, six grandsons, and one granddaughter. Of her passion for writing children’s books, Carol says, “If I have encouraged children in some small way to be loving, honest, kind, and to treat others with compassion, then I have done what God has guided me to do.”