Blog       Books      The Heron Spirals       Religious Education
Poetry     Quaker Life     Visual Art     Bio     Contact     Links
Caroline has published both nonfiction and poetry, on line, on the CBC, and in book collections, magazines and newspapers. She is always interested in knowing where you are on your own spiral life journey. You can email Caroline at
A Commonplace Book,"
is a richly illustrated meditative volume of short essays and quotes about Nature, Spirit, great blue herons, and Caroline's life before and after being widowed at age 50.

Read more about The Heron Spirals.

Foreword | Excerpt from the book | More about Caroline and herons

Eleanora's Diary, The Journals of a Canadian Pioneer Girl
. . . has just been Republished!

Click here for the Press Release,
and here to download the Order Form
For signed copies contact

Eleanora's Diary a unique presentation of Canadian emigrant life in the 1830s based on an actual girl's diaries. Eleanora's adventures sparked the Scholastic "Dear Canada" fiction series.

You can enjoy more information about this book and the Hallen family fonds at

Read, and even see, more
details about the book here.
Caroline edited Zoomerang A Boomerang!, a collection of poetry for beginning readers that sold approximately 40,000 copies.

Second hand copies are still available online, and sometimes from Caroline herself (if you want one authographed). Though published in 1994, these poems will still make your belly laugh!
Let's Celebrate Canada's Special Days! has been a major reference work for over twenty years, and won both the Toronto IODE Book Award in 1987 and the Children's Literature Roundtable's Information Book Award in 1988. Second hand copies may still be available online.