About the Author

RANDY CARLTON, USMC, LTCOL (RET) grew up along the adventurous wooded banks of the Arkansas River in Kansas. That was where his Princes, princesses, and creatures first became heroes.

His adventures continued in the United States Marine Corps in every clime and place. He led bold and rough men of grit on adventures from the desert and coast shores of America, through the jungles and barren terrain of the Far East, over turbulent seas, and across the sands of Southwest Asia.


His adventures now continue with the characters of the Child of Stone Series, Heroes Extraordinaire. A Distinguished Knight of the Order of St George, he now resides in Kentucky enjoying their forests, caves, and waterfalls with his Princess, 



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Check out the annual Heartland Book Festival September 2022.  Author Randy Carlton is the director of the Festival.  Authors apply starting January 2022.