About Carole P. Roman

Former social studies teacher, Carole P. Roman is delighted to take children on a journey around the world.  Motivated by her grandchildren, she created this award winning series that introduced customs and cultures to children ages 3 – 8.  Beautifully illustrated and written with simple language, it is left to the educator to decide exactly how deep they choose to go into the subject.  Respectful and filled with fascinating facts, the series hopes to open up doors to other countries and serve as a bridge to understanding the differences and similarities that make up our big world.


The debut book “If You Were Me and Lived In… Mexico – A Children’s Introduction to Culture Around the World”, won the Pinnacle Award 2012 for Best in Children’s Non-Fiction.  France, South Korea, India, Norway, Turkey, Kenya, Australia, Russia, Greece, Portugal, Peru, Hungary, and Scotland have joined in on the Amazon Best Seller list for cultural books. The "If You Were Me and Lived In..." culture series has fifteen different countries and books to the collection, with "If You Were Me and Lived In... Italy" on the way!


The Captain No Beard series has nine published books.  They all take place in the imagination of a young boy who pretends he and his friends are pirates.  Each book teaches valuable lessons.  The first book in the series, “Captain No Beard – An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life” has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012.  It has received the Star of Remarkable Merit and has also won the 2012 Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Fiction.  The second book in the series, “Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience” received Five Stars from The Foreword Review Clarion Review.


Carole P. Roman is a former businesswoman who is enjoying a new career as an author.  Embraced by children, their parents, as well as educators, she is happy to sill a spot by providing fun and interesting ways to introduce customs and cultures to young children.  An avid reader, she loves nothing better than using her books to open discussions on important subjects.


Award winning author, Carole P. Roman delights children all over with her humorous series Captain No Beard.  Using imagination, the crew of the Flying Dragon navigates the waters of the world, learning valuable lessons along the way.  Whether the topic is sharing, tolerance, stranger danger or bullying, the crew resolves their issues together with humor and sensitivity.

Carole P. Roman’s Books

The Knowing: JB’s Story

Bulwark- a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from the outside world. Bulwark, Georgia, isolated, hidden. Who knows what strange things can happen when the rest of the world can’t see you? JB Stratton is alone in the world, and all he has left are the memories of his beloved Ellie…. [Read More]

Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?

Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter’s fascination with all things ‘princess,’ Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them.

If You Were Me and Lived in… Peru

You’ll never guess what crazy dish the ancient Incan kings ate. But you can read all about it, and more, in If You Were Me and Lived in…Peru, the latest book in Carole P. Roman’s fun travel series for kids. An exciting introduction to world cultures written for young readers ages three through eight, this… [Read More]

I Want to Do Yoga Too

Hallie and her mother go to the yoga studio. Hallie wants to join her mom’s yoga class, but she isn’t allowed. She complains to the babysitter, who gently guides her through four yoga poses. Hallie learns that not only is yoga easy, but fun as well.

Mindfulness for Kids

Mindfulness for Kids offers fun activities for kids ages 6-12 to stay cool, happy, and present with mindfulness. Homework horrors, chores, and not-so-friendly friends—that’s enough to make any kid’s brain hurt. The secret to staying cool is easy: it’s called mindfulness—and this book gives kids fun activities to practice it on their own. Mindfulness for… [Read More]


Clay Finnes is the sheriff of a small town in Georgia called Bulwark. Recently separated from his wife, all he can think about is what went wrong, and will Jenna ever come back to him. He’s troubled by a bothersome reporter trying to build a story from what he thinks is a normal day in… [Read More]

Navigating Indieworld

Social media guru, Julie A. Gerber and award-winning author of forty-three best-selling, independently published books, Carole P. Roman, team up to travel the winding road of self-publishing, promoting, and marketing a book. Join these two self-help experts as they share their vast store of experience in an easy to read, comprehensive guide, complete with end… [Read More]

Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience

The crew of the Flying Dragon are sailing again. This time, new crewmember, Pepper Parrot is having a hard time keeping up with the drills. Captain No Beard and his mates join together to help Pepper achieve her goals with patience and tolerance.

Captain No Beard

Captain No Beard and his pirate ship The Flying Dragon set sail for a voyage of the imagination with his fearless crew of four: First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the loudmouthed lion, and Fribbit the floppy frog. Normally a young boy named Alexander, his cousin Hallie, and three stuffed animals, once they board… [Read More]

If You Were Me and Lived in …Kenya

Let’s travel to Kenya! Number five in this exciting series travels to Africa to learn about the thrilling country of Kenya. This extraordinary book “If You Were Me and Lived in…Kenya- A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World” explores life for children on a new continent. The book touches on many familiar topics such… [Read More]

If You Were Me and Lived in…India

Let’s travel to India! Land of bright colors and delicious spices, If You Were Me and Lived in…India, takes young readers on a road trip to learn about this interesting place. Children will learn how to say mommy and daddy, what type of currency is used, games that youngsters play and a lot of interesting… [Read More]

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