Welcome to my website. I'm a writer, lover of animals, reader, teacher, and mischief maker. Perhaps it's the last category that I most want to excel at! On the site you'll find stories about readers/friends and their animals, Jitty advice, contests, book news, newsletters, and photos of the things that matter in my life.

I love to hear from my readers, so feel free to drop a line to my e-mail address, and I will write you back.

If you spawn mischief, I'll join you in it!

My calendar is also on the website, and while my travels are mostly confined to the South, you never know when I might pop up somewhere. So check the calendar to see if I'm going to be in your neck of the woods. I wish I had time to travel, but I also have a small animal rescue (Good Fortune Farm Rescue) and that keeps me close to home.

Again, welcome! 


Bone-a-Fied Delicious Cookbook
This 500-page cookbook is stuffed with cherished recipes, assembled by the friends and readers of Carolyn Haines.  Featuring illustrations and running commentary by the characters from the Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series.  100% of all proceeds are donated to the Good Fortune Farm Refuge.
Hot off the Press!
Enjoy this .99 cent download to your e-reader.  "Shorty Bones" is the first official short story from Bones books.
Hot off the Press!
Can you handle the chilling mystery at Walden Pond?  Read The Seeker, written under the pseudonym R.B. Chesterton.
Freebie of the Month
Win a Signed Paperback of BONES OF A FEATHER!  Deadline:  April 30, 2014
Earth Day Sale
Get a free signed hardcover when you shop for a shirt in our online store.  100% of all proceeds are accepted as a donation to the Good Fortune Farm Refuge.  Zero tax.  Zero shipping fee.
March's Contest Winner
Congratulations to Dawn Halverson.  Find out what her crazy pregnancy craving was!
Ready to Pre-order
You can now pre-order Booty Bones, the 14th novel in the Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series.
Letter of the Day
I was over the moon reading this letter from Eileen O'Keefe.
The Modern Southern Belle
Southern Belle Magazine has hosted Carolyn's blog.  Check out pages 34-35!
Book Review for The Darkling
Ryan Daley from the #1 horror website in the world reviews The Darkling.
Best of 2012
 Bonefire of the Vanities  has been selected by Suspense Magazine's Best of 2012 books.
Got Dog Questions?
If you are in dire need of advice about your dog, you've come to the right place.
Charming Book Review
THEM BONES was reviewed by "WetNoseDogs".  Check it out!
Kalyn Beverly McClellan: This Made My Day!
Check out Kalyn's book review for Bonefire of the VanitiesRIGHT HERE
Skin Dancer Now Available as an e-Book.
Now listed in Amazon's Kindle Store and B&N's NookBook Store!
Delores Jordan: You MADE my Day.
Check out the e-mail that Delores Jordan sent.
Letter from a Stroke Survivor
This letter made me feel like a SUPER HERO!


4/22/2014: Official Newsletter
Be sure and sign up for this month's newsletter!
4/30/2014: Contest Deadline
You have until the end of this month to submit an entry to win the prize.  Good Luck!
5/20/2014: Book Launch for Booty Bones
Sarah Booth's adventures continue in the 14th installment of the BONES series.