Local Author Carl Raines Has Book Signing at the ROMEO's
Carl Raines joined the ROMEO's (Really Old Men Eating Out) this morning to give us an update about life after Carlos Mexican Cafe. We learned the background about the kids books Carl Raines has written. Five books so far about life on the farm with a cat named Sam that begs for milk. All of Carl Raines books are linked to amazon on his website .
New Series – Local Authors: Meet Carl Raines
One of the things we love about Boulder City, is the diverse number of creative artists we have, and have had over the years, in our little town. Art feeds the soul and it has many forms, including the written word. (But we don’t see books on street corners!) We’d heard that the Boulder City Library has occasionally hosted events with local authors, and had met a few on our own around town. So we asked the Library for a list and found we had well over 20+ local authors in BC that they knew about!
To highlight their efforts and get to know them and their process, and to learn what books they’d written, we decided to do a series of articles on our ‘Local Authors’. Today is the first of these and we’ll shoot to do approximately one per month! Please meet our first author, Carl Raines!
Story Tellers Corner: Restaurateur whips up new creation: children’s books
By Celia Shortt Goodyear Boulder City Review
After retiring, a former Boulder City restaurateur embarked on a new career: writing children’s books.
He had the idea after he wrote a letter to his grandson about growing up on a dairy farm.
Carlos “Carl” Raines, former owner and operator of Carlos’ Mexican Cafe in town, had only written thank-you and condolence letters before his son encouraged him to give children’s books a try.
“I have one grandson,” he said. “When he got to be about 4 years old, he would constantly drag his books out for me to read. I decided when I got back (from a visit) to write him a letter.”