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Did you know that 98% of all humans are born creative geniuses?  In his newest book, Carl Nordgren teaches you how to reignite your creative birthright.

“’Becoming a Creative Genius {Again}’ is a great guide for all of us to reclaim the creativity that we all had as kids before conformity, peer pressure, and following too many well-worn paths stripped it all away from us.”
George Grody, visiting Duke professor, ex-Proctor & Gamble


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In book II of the River of Lakes saga, rejoin our heroes as they try to hold on and protect their idyllic fishing camp that they’ve created with the Ojibway from the encroaching modern world, and the ghosts of their own pasts.

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About Carl

Carl Nordgren was born in Greenville, Mississippi where his great grandmother’s house was across the street from the boyhood home of author Walker Percy. Carl has worked as a fishing guide on the English River in Northwestern Ontario and on the White River in the Arkansas Ozarks, as a bartender, a foundry man, and an entrepreneur. He lived with his family in Ireland for a year where he researched the IRA, and for 14 years he taught courses in Creativity and Entrepreneurship at Duke University. He graduated from Knox College and lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife Marie where they have raised three daughters.

photo by Jessica Arden
photo by Jessica Arden

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