Carol James Drolet

Before UGH!

Unhealthy me!


This heart warming story takes place in the low country of South Carolina (2000).  Its' creative spark lights with intrigue, family love and devotion but is washed in turmoil.   Duvall plantation on Wadmalaw Island, just south of Charleston, and the historical home on Church Street are both rocked by unfastened lives of the Duvall's. 

The tumultuous South continues to change while stoic Catherine struggles  to hold on to self values and Southern traditions.  Carter's alcohol consumption pours anguish.  A new insight in his life sparks change for the family. Catherine continues to clamber to reassemble her life.

Calamities entwine, emotions flare but family endures.  Catherine ages amidst shadowy transformations that stir within her.

My Pants Are Getting Baggy

                       (Yours Can, Too!)

An inspirational, uplifting account of Carol's weight loss process. "The book idea came about after I was asked to share my slimming secret."

Carol walks us (no pun intended) through the process of sheading pounds.  Offering sage advise, she says, "There is no secret to weight loss. Good health is worth hard work.  It is a lifetime journey".

As you turn the pages of "Pants," follow your dream for a thinner, healthier you.  See below the progress she has made.

My White Cocoon

Debut Novel (2005)

This poignant saga begins in the 1940's and unravels its' way through to modern day in Charleston, South Carolina.   The Duvall family roots come undone and reknit throughout the story. Heroine, Catherine, falls deeply in love and marries Carter, a gentle soul struggling with past  demons.

Anguish and addiction subsequently attempts to bestow disgrace to

Carter and his  family.

Overcome with despair, the heroine gathers necessary pieces to reassemble her cherished clan. Intertwined calamities, snarled emotions and unconditional love illustrate that there is no barrier large enough to dissolve the devotion and pride of family.


85 pounds thinner 

Each day I dress to exercise. 

Otherwise, I might find an excuse. 

After writing "Pants" there's no way that I can gain it back.