About C.S. Poulsen

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Amelia Island, FL, United States
C.S.Poulsen discovered her passion for writing 'fiction with a message' after she dreamed of 'a sword of death' and put it to paper in her first novella, The Insiders. She finds writing a natural extension to her eighteen-year career as an entertainer, writing award-winning music and lyrics. She spends her days writing while she cares for her ninety-nine year old Alzheimer's mother. Her second novella, The Curse of Gingrich, Christian/Horror (YA to Adult) is available now while the sequel to The Insiders is in Edit and a series for Teens is in the works. Claire is a world-traveled, single mom and attended Florida State College and University of North Florida, Jacksonville. She lives on Amelia Island with her ninety-nine year old, Alzheimer mother, seventeen year old son, two spoiled dogs and one cat with attitude. http://www.cspoulsen.info/

Available Books by C.S.POULSEN...

Fiction with a 'message' by C.S. Poulsen

FEBRUARY 2012 $9.00  paperback at all your favorite book stores
and coming in e book format for your convenience!
(Stone Tablet Books) 

        "creative and entertaining" $9.00  paperback  .99 e-book "reminds me of a C.S.Lewis" 
        Available at Amazon.Com and major retailers. Also in e-book!  

Superpowers for the 21st century— Once unwanted
and abused, orphaned kids band together. Too bad to
hang with good kids, too good to hang with the bad,
they half-drown, falling into a five year coma. But those
five years would become the most significant of their
young lives. Now on the run from a renegade general,
they’re trying to save the planet. The Earth’s clock is
ticking and there’s no time to waste.
The U.S. Review of Books: “The Insiders is creative and
entertaining… Poulsen effectively emphasizes ‘Kids
have the power to achieve anything if they have someone
like The Face to guide them.’”
Leigh Lundin (Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, Criminal
Brief.com) “C.S.Poulsen reminds me of a modern day
C.S.Lewis wrapping an adventure story in a spiritual
core. Both authors write in layers, allowing readers to
appreciate the story on multiple levels… I found the YA
story enjoyable and it left me wondering what comes

     Middle Grade to YA

U.S. News Review
by C.S.Poulsen
Stone Tablet Books
reviewed by Mihir Shah
"My clan loved me because I created something original for a bunch of damaged misfits whose broken souls needed mending."
A group of twelve-year olds have had enough of being bullied by older gangs. They concoct a masterful plan for revenge that will not only embarrass the other gang, but leave them smelling of dog feces for a long time to come.
The Insiders is a creative and entertaining children's story imbued with themes pertaining to critical issues faced by children, of which neglect is the most prevalent. The book revolves around a clan of twelve-year olds whose early years have been riddled with abuse, drug-overdosing parents, bouncing from home to home, etc. The character's that make up the clan are Ear, Motor, Bat, Picker, Lookout, and Baby, all of whom are led by Chief Trouble. Each characters real name is washed away and anointed a new name based on his strongest qualities. For instance, Bat comes to the rescue of the oppressed and Motor has the ability to fix anything that runs on a motor. Conjure the image of a group of twelve-year olds surviving the streets and the accompanying dangers. Chief Trouble states of his new, tight-knit family, "We arrived unloved, unwanted and defective. Bound by the same pain, we untied each other's hearts until we bonded to each other instead."
One day, the crew sneaks their way into Point Park, a mini-amusement park. What happens next will change their lives, introduce them to The Face, and turn them into The Insiders that are bestowed with special talents that accentuate their natural abilities to create an atmosphere of justice, love, and respect on Earth. There's just one problem: There is a powerful group that wishes to get a stronghold over the Insiders, and study them to figure out how they acquire their special powers. Will the Chief and his collection of Insiders be able to escape from this powerful force and abide by the wishes of The Face?
The Insiders highlights the importance of respecting the Earth instead of focusing on ones selfish interests, and eradicating the ingrained negativity that is visible in so many of Earth's children. From avoiding guns, knives, and violence in general to keeping a safe distance from drugs, Poulsen effectively emphasizes the importance of providing a nurturing and safe environment for kids. Kids have the power to achieve anything if they have someone like The Face to guide them. 

Review by Leigh Lundin 
Street kids, alone, unloved, and unwanted, band together. One by one, they find each other and become a family mosaic of personalities, a gang with one positive twist: They hate drugs, dealers, and violence.

Life seems good until a fatal accident strikes. At the point of death, a mysterious being, The Face, captures them and slips them into an underground dimension.
They awake confused and confined. Under control of their rescuer, they labor in caves, trying to figure out the agenda of The Face, who brooks no backsliding, but feeds them well and trains them. They learn, growing strong and smart until one day The Face declares they are ready to move from servitude to leadership. The Face gives each gifts, what ordinary humans call superpowers, and returns them to their original dimension as 'The Insiders'.
They awake to discover their physical bodies have been maintained on life support by a rogue general in a secret government lab. The general wants control of their powers at any expense- including their lives.

As The Insiders learn about their new abilities, they discover their original talents enhanced.
 Picker walks through walls and can transport others with him. A prison's nightmare, few barriers can stop his molecules from sliding through.
   Motor twists physics, allowing him to manipulate mechanical devices. Tied into the internet and power grids, he can manipulate machines like they're remote control toy cars.
   Bat forms shields and barriers, aiding Insider's defense with protective bubbles. Adversaries find it hard to bring a guy down when attacks bounce off.
   Babe mesmerizes and influences, able to persuade outsiders to aid their mission. When looks and charm fail, she turns on her hypnotic eyes that few can resist.
   Ears can literally hear a pin drop- a hundred miles away. His super-hearing interprets languages and intercepts radio signals. Bad guys don't talk about him behind his back.
   Lookout's supervision sees through solids and into the distance. Closing the bathroom door doesn't help with this guy, not that he'd peek.
   Chief, narrator and nucleus of his Insiders cadre, becomes a strong leader with second sight and an ability to sense others in trouble. He'll go to any length to protect the others.
    Together they rescue Top Dog, Healer, Elf, Thunder and Fly. 
 The Insiders act as one, tasked to save innocents and ultimately save the planet. Only their skills and dedication stand against dark forces who selfishly risk destroying mankind. As Earth's clock ticks down, its survival hangs in the balance. 

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