Holy Week


The return address said “Your Friend Jesus.” I’d never heard from him this directly before, and my hand shook as I opened the envelope…continue reading.

The Ghost of eternal polygamy

The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy is a powerful and long-overdue look at the extraordinary damage that is done today in the LDS community by the ongoing belief in and policies driven by polygamy, past and future. To learn more about the book, click here.

Autographed copies of Ghost of Eternal Polygamy are available for order on the store here.


Share your story

Carol Lynn Pearson and Lindsay Hansen Park want to hear your stories! We are developing a permanent archive to document the damage done by current LDS teachings regarding polygamy and the inequality of the sealing practices. How have these affected you or your family? Click here to share your story. 

To hear me read excerpts from The Ghost of Eternal Polygamy, click the play button below:


My work ranges from a sweet poem about a day-old child to books and plays written on the challenging frontier where religion meets explosive social concerns. I was born into “women’s issues” and married into “gay issues.” My commitment is to help make church and society safe for our LGBT sisters and brothers and to assist in transforming patriarchy into partnership.

Read more about my work here.

some of my favorites:

For general inspiration...

For LGBT work...

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On women's issues...

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To celebrate Christmas...

Plays available for production...

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For a complete chronology of all of my work over the years click here.

To order personally autographed books click button below to visit store. All books will be signed generically unless you write in the notes on the checkout page the name of a specific person you would like the book addressed to.


Hi, I’m Carol Lynn—poet, author, playwright, screenwriter, performer, speaker, general free-lance philosopher. Born in Salt Lake City. M.A. in theatre from Brigham Young University. Two bumper stickers over the years are instructive: “Loving Kindness is my Religion”—and “Question Authority.” Life has pushed me onto unexpected paths, and it all works out because… 

. . . I face the plains
On a good day for walking.
The sun rises
And the mist clears.
I will be all right:
My people were Mormon pioneers.

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To read the full poem, "Pioneers," click here.

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PHONE Visits

Would you or your family benefit from having a visit with me regarding any of the issues on which I may have had experience? Learn more. 


Over the years I have been a featured speaker at universities, churches, specialized groups, and events. Learn more.

Private Retreats

I love deep conversation with small groups of women (or women and men), themed to whatever the interest is. You provide the space. I’ll provide a stimulating experience. Learn more.

"I love your stories in our Chicken Soup for the Soul books. But I loved meeting you even more. You have a wonderful light about you. What a radiant aura!”

Mark Victor Hansen, co-author Chicken Soup for the Soul series