Carolyn R. Parsons is a Newfoundland & Labrador author with a background in freelance journalism and is the owner-operator of Cabochon Manuscript Services. She served on the board of the Writers' Alliance of NL until 2021 and is the author of six published books including The Forbidden Dreams of Betsy Elliott (Flanker Press) and The Key of Impasto novella (Engen Books). In 2021 she was chosen as one of 125 authors from around the world to have her entire body of work launched to the mooon. She married Kent Chaffy in front of 18,000 people at a NHL hockey game in New York City in 2012 and together they have raised four children. Her latest novel, a post-apocalyptic/dystopian work entitled Desolate was released through Engen Books in the spring of 2022.