Carla C. Kerr

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Carla C. Kerr was born Carla Christine Crittenden in Blackwell, Oklahoma. Her father was of Cherokee Indian heritage, and Carla is 1/16 Cherokee ("1/16 degree of Indian blood", as they say formally). She is an enrolled member of The Cherokee Nation.

Over the years, Carla has lived in many states, and attended Las Vegas (Nevada) High school ("when there was only one", she points out.) She has worked at almost every job imaginable, including manicurist; cocktail waitress, bartender, and supper club owner; sales of cosmetics and funeral services; office administrator; and service adviser and sales of new trucks for a major auto dealership.

Her last full-time job before her "retirement" was as Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Marketing and Brand Management of Meeting Professionals International, the Dallas-based professional organization for professionals in the meeting and convention planning world.

Carla is is active in The Red Hat Society, a social order for women over 50, and is the founding queen of the New Mexico Roadrunner chapter, the only chapter in Alamogordo, New Mexico. She is former Director of Volunteers for For the Love of the Lake, a Dallas conservancy organization devoted to the preservation and enhancement of White Rock Lake and the surrounding park. In Alamogordo she has been active with a number of charitable and civic organizations.

Carla has three children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren (exactly how many depending on how one chooses to interpret the "dotted lines" on the family tree).

She is a skilled writer in various genres, and an exacting proofreader and copy editor. Her memoir and three historical novels have been published under her maiden name, C.C. Crittenden, through She paints in acrylic over a range of subject areas.

Carla and her husband Doug live in Alamogordo, New Mexico, "where the desert meets the mountains", about 90 miles north of El Paso, Texas (at an elevation of 4580 feet MSL).

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