The Earls Sisters were created by, obviously, our parents. But our sisterhood runs deeper than blood.
The two of us grew up unlike most sisters did — getting along splendidly. We would watch cartoons and television shows and then play out the characters afterward, creating new stories for their lives. We then began creating our own characters and stories. Eventually, we started the arduous task of creating books together.
Laurie Earls (pictured right with the cute hat) was the oldest. She tragically died in 2012 at the age of 31 after a long, six-year battle from a rare, aggressive cancer called Angiosarcoma. Before her untimely passing, Laurie was a mechanical AND material engineer!
I, Charlene Earls-Hamberger (pictured left with the pearl necklace) like to spend my time finishing the work Laurie and I started together. When my favorite person died, I also lost my favorite thing to do in life — create stories with Laurie. I always knew I would continue on with our tales, but I won’t lie and say it was easy at first. Yet writing helps me feel connected to her and helps keep her memory alive.
They say a relationship shouldn’t have two creative people because you need a practical one to support the dreamer, but my husband and I beg to differ. I’m married to truly one of the smartest, kindest, and most talented men I know. He is my rock and best friend, and, frankly, we are just too darn cute together.
Laurie and I are blessed with two amazing parents who are more in love with each other after thirty-eight years of marriage and who would do anything for their children. We have been blessed with amazing friends and wonderful relatives.
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