From Door To Door Publishing
A locally owned Door County book publishing agency who bring you the much beloved titles, “A Door County Night Before Christmas” and “DeeCee The Door County Freighter”.
We are headquartered in Door County where we live and work, write and draw. A lot of our inspiration comes from our beautiful surroundings. We love Door County and our goal is to give locals and visitors a taste of our love for this beautiful county and country.
Carol has been writing for a long time. She has several books published and several magazine articles published. She loves to write and finds that writing is a great avenue to be creative. She loves to escape to write and what a great place to escape in beautiful Door County where she lives and works. She looks for places and there are many in Door County….. to sit and write and be creative. “I think God shows us a little bit of heaven in Door County!” She also loves to sew – so it is hard at times to balance her time between these two loves.
Talking about loves – she loves the Lord, her husband, Steve, and her four wonderful children and three wonderful grandsons!!! “I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful God and family. We have had bumps along our path, as most families do, but we decided to stick together as family and love and forgive each other. Hard work, but great dividends!”
Carol is also a grief counselor and is working on two novels about walking with someone going through grief. “Seeing grief through the eyes of someone experiencing it helps those who are going through grief, as well as those whom surround that person in grief. We don’t know how to grieve or allow others to grieve in America.”
Carol has many ideas for writing, but time or the lack of it is the problem. Carol suffers with Dysautonomia, a condition where the autonomic system does not work properly. Instead on focusing on what she can’t do, she uses her energy for what she can do – and is thankful.
Illustrating a children’s book wasn’t something Jan had envisioned herself doing until her cousins visiting from Kansas suggested the idea. Then a few months later, Carol presented her with the opportunity to illustrate ” A Door County Night Before Christmas.” With some trepidation, she agreed to try it.
Painting those pictures was an uphill battle at times, with the words, “I can’t do it” making occasional visits, but in the end, it was more enjoyable than anxiety provoking. The illustrations were completed and the book was printed.
Jan is very grateful for the whole experience – starting with Carol’s idea and some blank watercolor paper to book signings and getting to know so many wonderful people that work in all the places that sell the books and also meeting some of the great people that have bought them. It has been a real blessing that has led to other good things like illustrating “The Mighty Tug John Purves” for the Maritime Museum and the newest book “DeeCee the Door County Freighter” with Carol. Jan is now looking forward to many more projects ahead!
Where To Buy
Both our books are available at many fine retail locations around Door County.
You can also purchase easily and securely online.