Carolyn wrote the song "Paradise" (California) for the Gold Nugget Days Melodrama where it was performed for many years. Later, she taught her Paradise Elementary Chorus the song and they performed it each year at the Gold Nugget Queen Contest held at the Paradise Performing Art Center. On November 8th, 2018, a destructive wildfire named the Camp Fire destroyed the majority of Paradise. After the traumatic event, Mika Yerman-Rane reached out to Carolyn for permission to illustrate her beloved song. This book reflects back on Paradise's history and visits the early mining days, the gold rush, gold nugget days and town traditions.