#4 on Amazon Hot New Releases – I’M YOURS, ’20s-set prelude to Return To Me

Fa la la! I'M YOURS is here—in time for the holidays! Only $1.99! The prelude to RETURN TO ME, this companion e-novelette spins the tale of Sadie’s mother, Audrey, who aspires to be a Broadway star during the Roaring Twenties, and the events leading up to one fateful decision that will affect generations to come.

Bookish Holiday Treats! #holidaygiveaway5 @carolynmenke #ReturnToMe @kathieshoop

Gather ‘round for the chance to win the romantic page-turner, RETURN TO ME, by Carolyn Menke! The winner receives the novel, a $30 AMAZON gift card, a filigree-patterned compact by DECORATIVE DESIGN WORKS, and an enameled box bursting with SECRET GOODIES - the incredible Day 5 prize package that's part of Kathleen Shoop's 12 Days of Christmas

Holiday shop at Vintage Finds on Grand Dec. 9, 7-8:30PM

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? I will be at this gem of a store, Vintage Finds on Grand in Mars, PA on Wednesday, December 9th from 7-8:30 PM signing copies of my '40s-inspired historical romance, Return To Me on sale for $20. I'll donate a portion of the proceeds to the Genesis House of Pittsburgh,

Winners announced for my Goodreads book giveaway!

The winners have been selected for my Goodreads giveaway! Lucky me - they're eager to read and review Return To Me on their blogs. Squee! Thank you! And thank you to the 458 other people who requested -- I promise to run another giveaway soon! If you want to be alerted about my future giveaways, simply add

5-star review of Return To Me by Readers’ Favorite @ReadersFavorite

"Return to Me by Carolyn Menke takes us on a journey of how far a person is willing to go for love in the time of of those novels you want to curl up with on a rainy day, hoping everything works out for Sadie and James." - Readers' Favorite Thank you, Readers' Favorite,

INCommunity Magazine feature story, in mailboxes across PA

When editor Nicole Tafe with InCommunity Magazines interviewed me back in September about my life as a writer, and what inspired me to write Return To Me, I had no idea it would turn into such a generous feature story, appearing in ten magazines, across two of the cities I've called home. The two-page spread will appear in mailboxes this month and

Pre-order prequel novella I’m Yours today, only $1.99! @WildRosePress

Ta-da! My prequel novella, I'm Yours, is now available for pre-order: only $1.99! Fans of my historical women's fiction, Return To Me, won't want to miss this companion story, set in the Roaring Twenties, that follows Sadie's mother, Audrey, and the events leading up to one fateful decision that will affect generations to come. Kindle users: click here to have Amazon auto-deliver the e-book to

Stirring up memories from the ’40s at St. Barnabas

I am honored to have become friends with marine Betty Conn, who proudly served in World War II (pictured with me). She set me straight on a few '40s facts while I was writing Return To Me, and shared an early draft with her 20-member book club at The Woodlands of St. Barnabas. Their input was generous

Speaking on #writerslife at Carnegie Mellon, my alma mater

One step inside Carnegie Mellon's Baker Hall was all it took for a flood of memories to come rushing back. I peered down the iconic sloped hallway, which was designed to transport machinery back in the day, and then climbed this winding staircase up to the English Department -- nostalgic for my years as a student here. Little did I know

A warm welcome by the people of Warren, PA

Saturday's picture-perfect autumn day made for tough competition when I arrived at the Warren Public Library for my author talk and book signing. But here's what makes this town so special: the people. What a warm welcome! I sure appreciate everyone who took the time to attend. Thank you to Sharon Gage and her staff for organizing the event. I'm

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