Carol Heyer

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Carol Heyer
Born (1950-02-02) February 2, 1950 (age 68)
Nationality American
Known for Fantasy art

Carol Ann Heyer (born February 2, 1950) [1] is an American illustrator and children's writer. Her three works most widely held in WorldCat libraries are picture books written by Henry Winkler. [2]

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Henry Winkler American actor, director and writer

Henry Franklin Winkler OBE is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and author. He played the role of greaser Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, the breakout character of the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. He also starred as Sy Mittleman on Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital, and as Eddie R. Lawson on USA Networks's Royal Pains. Winkler also had notable guest-starring roles on Arrested Development as Barry Zuckerkorn and Dr. Saperstein on Parks and Recreation. In 2018, he began appearing as Gene Cousineau on the HBO comedy Barry.


Early life and education

Heyer's parents are William J. and Merlyn M. Heyer. [3] She attended Moorpark College, and then California Lutheran University. [3]

Moorpark College Community college in Ventura County, California

Moorpark College is a public community college in Moorpark, California. It was established in 1967 with enrollment of 2,500 students and enrolled 14,254 students in 2014. An Exotic Animal Training and Management center houses over 200 animals on campus.

California Lutheran University Private university in Thousand Oaks, California

California Lutheran University is a private, liberal arts university in Thousand Oaks, California. It was founded in 1959 and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but is nonsectarian. Its mission is "to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice". It opened in 1960 as California Lutheran College and was California's first four-year liberal arts college and the first four-year private college in Ventura County. It changed its name to California Lutheran University on January 1, 1986.


Heyer has contributed many illustrations to speculative fiction magazines and anthologies, primarily during the 1990s. [1] She has illustrated role-playing game materials for Dungeons & Dragons , including the AD&D second edition Tome of Magic and Legends & Lore .

Speculative fiction literary and cinematic genre that includes science fiction, horror, fantasy and alternate history

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<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> fantasy role-playing board game

Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It was first published in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. (TSR). The game has been published by Wizards of the Coast since 1997. It was derived from miniature wargames, with a variation of the 1971 game Chainmail serving as the initial rule system. D&D's publication is commonly recognized as the beginning of modern role-playing games and the role-playing game industry.

<i>Tome of Magic</i> book by David Cook

Tome of Magic is a handbook of rules and guidelines for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. As its name implies, it is a supplement to be used to expand the magical options available in the game. It was first released for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 2nd Edition, and the name was reused for a book released for the 3rd Edition of D&D.

She is known for her work on the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering . [4]

<i>Magic: The Gathering</i> Collectible card game

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She co-wrote the screenplay for the 1986 action film Thunder Run .

<i>Thunder Run</i> (film) 1986 action film directed by Gary Hudson

Thunder Run is a 1986 American action-thriller film directed by Gary Hudson and starring Forrest Tucker and John Ireland. It was developed by special-effects expert Clifford Wenger Sr. and his wife, Carol Lynn. It was dedicated to their son, Clifford Wenger Jr., who also worked on the movie on special effects, while simultaneously working on Rambo: First Blood Part II, where he was killed in an explosion accident in 1984. During the 1980s the movie was frequently aired on cable channels such as Showtime and The Movie Channel where it developed a cult following. The film is notable for an action sequence in which an 18-wheeler jumps over a train.

She also creates children's picture books. Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude, published by Walker Books in 2005, [5] won the annual Monarch Award in 2009 by vote of Illinois schoolchildren in grades K–3. The story by Kevin O'Malley features a "folktale" by two children, created in the schoolroom as they tell it alternately and uncooperatively. O'Malley illustrated the frame story while Heyer and Scott Goto portrayed the segments created by the schoolgirl (Heyer, "Princess Tenderheart ... in flowing silk gowns and blonde tresses") and schoolboy (Goto, the Dude and a giant introduced in "testosterone-soaked oils"). "The unusual collaboration among illustrators works seamlessly", according to Kirkus. [5] The same authors created a sequel, Once Upon a Royal Superbaby (Walker, 2010), featuring the son of now-Queen Tenderheart and the Motorcycle Dude. OCLC   504222991

Walker Books British publisher and international publishing group it leads, known best for childrens books

Walker Books is an independent British publisher of children's books, founded in 1978 by Sebastian Walker, Amelia Edwards, and Wendy Boase. The company published 18 books in 1980 and now publishes 300 books per year.

The Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award was established in 2003 by the Illinois school library media association (ISLMA) to help Kindergarten through 3rd grade readers become familiar with books, illustrators and authors; encourage children to read critically; and to develop a statewide awareness of outstanding literature for children.

Primary education in the United States

Primary education in the United States refers to the first seven to nine years of formal education in most jurisdictions, often in elementary schools, including middle schools. Preschool programs, which are less formal and usually not mandated by law, are generally not considered part of primary education. The first year of primary education is commonly referred to as kindergarten and begins at or around age 5 or 6. Subsequent years are usually numbered being referred to as first grade, second grade, and so forth. Elementary schools normally continue through sixth grade, which the students normally complete when they are age 11 or 12. Some elementary schools graduate after the 4th or 5th grade and transition students into a middle school.

The picture books both written and illustrated by Heyer are Christmas and Easter stories, primarily, and re-tellings of fairy tales and legends. [2] [6]

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  2. 1 2 ""Heyer, Carol 1950–"". WorldCat . Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  3. 1 2 "Bio". Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  4. "Card Search - Search: artist = "Carol Heyer" - Gatherer - Magic: The Gathering". 2015-01-04. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  5. 1 2 "ONCE UPON A COOL MOTORCYCLE DUDE by Kevin O'Malley {...}". Kirkus Reviews . March 15, 2005. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  6. ""Children's Books" : Carol Heyer". Retrieved 2014-08-21.