|At the premiere of
"The Ultimate Gift" (a
Merrither), I had
the immense privilege
to sign a
copy of my book to
Lee . She is
a very beautiful,
warm and kind
person. Thank you
Lee ... : - )
I rate this film with
It is a very Wonderful,
Inspiring Film! I
highly recommend it!
"I want to share with you a story that just happened the other day at a book signing I was
doing. A mother ran in breathless and said she was so thankful to run into me again. She
said, that ever since I had read my book to her son, he had done nothing for two days but rave
on how much he loved my book! She also said, she told her son if he wanted the book,
he would have to pay for it. To her astonishment, he went to his room and broke into
his piggy bank and got out $20.00 and gave it to his mother. She said he had been
saving his money for a motor scooter that he had wanted for along time. She pulled
out his $20.00 and paid for my book! I cried."
This is why I do what I do!!!!!
An amazing four year old boy said to me one day.
"Miss Carla I know what my feelings are. They're my power!"
HOW TRUE ! You kids are so smart : - )
JULY 22, 2012
My Book is going to all the
Celebrity Nominees @
The Teen Choice Awards...!
I am SOOO Grateful to share!
Thank you Lisa @
for all your love
and support of my work...:-)
Here is the Amazing List!!
1. Tom Cruise
2. Tom Hardy
3. Robert Downey Jr.
4. Taylor Lautner
5. Logan Lerman
6. Selma Hayek
7. Mila Jovavich
8. Paula Patton
9. Noomi Rapace
10. Zoe Saldana
11. Chris Hemsworth
12. Josh Hutcherson
13. Robert Pattinson
14. Lily Collins
15. Vanessa Hudgens
16. Scarlett Johansson
17. Jennifer Lawrence
18. Matt Damon
19. Zac Efron
20. Ryan Gosling
21. Channing Tatum
22. Justin Timberlake
23. Sandra Bullock
24. Viola Davis
25. Rachael McAdams
26. Emma Stone
27. Jason Biggs
28. Jonah Hill
29. Chris Rock
30. Cameron Diaz
31. Alyson Hannigan
32. Jennifer Lopez
33. Reese Witherspoon
34. Penn Badgley
35. David Boranez
36. Ian Harding
37. Kiefer Sutherland
38. Ed Westwick
39. Emily Deschanel
40. Lucy Hale
41. Leighton Meester
42. Emily Van Camp
43. Jensen Akles
44. Joshua Jackson
45. Jared Padelecki
46. Ian Somerhalder
47. Paul Wesley
48. Nina Dobrev
49. Ginnifer Goodwin
50. Kat Graham
51. Anna Paquin
52. Anna Torv
53. LL Cool J
54. Daniel Dae Kim
55. Zachery Levi
56. Shane West
57. Adam Rodriquez
58. Linda Hunt
59. Grace Park
60. Lyndsy Fonseca
61. Maggie Q
62. Yvonne Strahovski
63. Ty Burrell
64. Chris Colfer
65. Neil Patrick Harris
66. Ashton Kutcher
67. Jim Parsons
68. Miranda Cosgrove
69. Kaley Cuoco
70. Zooey Deschanel
71. Lea Michele
72. Sofia Vergara
73. Nick Cannon
74. Simon Cowell
75. Cee Lo Green
76. Gordon Ramsy
77. Steven Tyler
78. Christina Aguilera
79. Tyra Banks
80. Carrie Ann Inaba
81. Jessica Simpson
82. Pauly D.
83. Rob Drydek
84. William Levy
85. Scott McCreery
86. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino
87. Lauren Alaina
88. Melanie Amaro
89. Kim Kardashian
90. Khloe Kardashian
91. Kourtney Kardashian
92. Tamara Mowrey
93. Tia Mowrey
95. Justin Bieber
98. Blake Shelton
100. Katy Perry
102. Taylor Swift
103. Selena Gomez
105. Flo Rida
106. Kanye West
107. Nicki Minaj
108. Kelly Clarkson
109. Jason Aldean
110. Luke Bryan
111. Hunter Hayes
112. Kellie Pickler
113. Miranda Lambert
114. Carrie Underwood
115. Miley Cyrus
117. Kate Upton
118. Liam Hemsworth
119. Kelly Clark
120. Maria Sharapova
121. Hope Solo
122. Lindsey Vonn
123. Serena Williams
124. David Beckham
125. Kobe Bryant
126. Albert Pujois
127. Tim Tebow
128. Shaun White
129. Ellen DeGeneres
130. Jimmy Fallon
131. Andy Samberg
132. Kristen Wiig
133. Daniel Tosh
134. Demi Lovato
135. Ryan Seacrest
Colors Of Us
by Bobbie Katz
Many of us grew up believing that there is a pot of gold
at the end of the rainbow.
However, one enterprising Las Vegas children's book author is
imparting that the shining substance that is on the other side of that
brightly colored entity-is not to be found in a pot, rather in a mirror of
gold, that reflects back the image of all the beautiful hues that uniquely
make up each and every one of us.
What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?
(The Secret Of The Golden Mirror) by Carla Jo Masterson teaches children
about their feelings-love, fear, anger, jealousy...and that it is never alright to hurt someone else
regardless of the emotions they are experiencing or the reasons behind them.
There is actually a mirror of gold in the back of the book, the lesson being that when
children look into it they realize that they are the gold and believing in one's
self is the key.
"I Want to show children that quality of life is simple," says Masterson.
"All they have to do is follow the rules, and not hurt each other or themselves
and to love others the way they want to be loved. In all my research, I never came across one
book that explained to children what their feelings were about. Children do not understand
enough about how their emotions work. So, kids are at the mercy of something so powerful
inside of themselves that they need to understand it before they act. I want to be a voice of reason
and common sense. Carla, eventually turned professional with her singing, performing
with the likes of Barry Manilow and Paul Anka.
Carla also over the course of her life became a mother, got married and subsequently got a divorce.
" My intent in this life is to help to create Heaven on Earth, with my book," she says. "It was actually written
15 years ago. I met a woman that was a world -renowned artist named Melanie Taylor Kent, who
did work for Universal Studios and Disney. My ex-husband and I had collected her art work.
She loved my philosophy of life and how positive I was. She then gave me the idea to write a children's book,
and offered to do the art-work for it. Even though Melanie ended up not to be the artist for my book, she planted
the seed. She and my Godmother Delta were the golden mirrors in my life that showed me my hidden potential.
Now, I want every child to see their potential."
"It's always your choice," Masterson sums up. "We are all individuals and we need to find out who we are inside.
It's our own self-healing process."
"What's On the other Side Of The Rainbow? (The Secret Of The Golden Mirror)
can be found in book stores, public libraries Amazon .com and on her website harmony soup.com.
Masterson also has several books in the works as well as having a movie script written for
"What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?' ( The Secret Of The Golden Mirror).
Book review: February 20, 2008
I love Carla's book and you should too.
"Love is more precious than silver or gold".
This is the best book I have ever read.
The name of the book is
What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?
Brianna ( 8 years old )
Thank You so much Brianna from the bottom
of my heart. Your FAF,
(Forever After Friend, Carla :- )
Janurary 24, 2008
I just received Carla's book. It is beautifully done and
very moving. I am so glad to see it and look forward to
reading it with my grandchildren the next time
we are together. I hope it gets wide attention.
It deserves it.
Blessings and Peace,
Harville (I just saw Harville on Oprah April 29,2008)
He is truly a very gifted therapist.
Thank you Harville, for honoring my work :- )
Harville Hendrex ph.D, has been an honored guest on the
"Oprah Winfrey Show"
16 times and has co - authored several award winning books,
Getting the Love You Want
Keeping The Love You Find
The Couples Companion:
Meditations and Exercises For Getting The Love You Want
The Personal Companion:
Meditations and ExerIcises For Keeping The Love You Find
February 27, 2008
Carla's warm and giving spirit shines through the pages of her book.
It's full of positivity and is a great tool for helping a child understand
how they feel. At the very least they will come away with
a reminder of how uniquely special and beautiful they are,
and that is a wonderful thing.
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
Booker T. Washington
January 24, 2008
Hello, I must let you know that the book you donated for the event
I sent to my nephew through my mother-in-law. His dad, my bro-in-law
has some issues that cause ANGER. My mom--in-law sits for my nephew,
her grandson and read to him your book. He told his grandma his dad was ANGRY-
She mentioned the conversation with the dad, my Bro-in- law and he had a break through!!!!!
YEA!!!!!! She called to relate the story to us. I knew it would bless you to know.
Thanks for a Great Book!
I had the chance to read over your book this
weekend and I absolutely adored it.
I think the concept of the book is amazing.
It is very easy to grasp and a great idea for children.
Over all, I thought it was wonderful.
CBS RADIO/ KMXB/ MIX 94.1 FM
"What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?
by Carla Jo Masterson
is truly one of the most important
children's Book I have EVER read.
Because it deals with the inner core of feelings
It is an invaluable inner-camera for young people to
focus on the most important part of their beings.
The part that will influence them as human beings
Nothing else says more for WORLD PEACE than this
book through the delightful Carla Jo Masterson and
the seeing - child - within Omra Jo Fochtman."
Lee Merrin: Public Relations
"I was absolutely knocked out reading your book,
"What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?
You have a rare gift to be able to express feelings
and emotions and convey a beautiful message to children
and parents. You can touch millions of lives WORLD WIDE
Positively your books will become major motion pictures
and TV series."
President and Chief Executive Officer
Celebrity Speakers & Entertainment Bureau inc.
"Your Dreams Can Become Reality"
Positively, Thank you for your site, you, your book and your mission.
"We are all exactly the same inside. After all, we all laugh and cry in
Carla, with people like you in this world, there is hope that
individualism will continue to exist and contribute to society as a
whole; foremost by fostering the children - whence we all begin!
Carla, May, Harmony Soup's Kitchen Of Hope -
"EVERY CHILD DESERVES A TASTE OF HARMONY SOUP"-continue to
be stirred by your heartwarming perspective on the inner growth of
our very beginnings!
Author& Poet, Jeane Michelle Culp, (The Poetress)
Public Relations & Advertising
"What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?"
Author Carla Masterson Shares The Secret!
Children of all ages will discover a life changing secret within the delightful pages
of an adventurous story that leads to the "Secret Of The Golden Mirror" Thanks to
Las Vegas author Carla Masterson, the book has been heralded by Clark County
School District school staff including Elaine Sherman, Secondary English and Reading
Administrative Specialist and children's reading groups.
The future of secondary education looks brighter if Carla Masterson's campaign
to develop children's insights into their feelings and emotions takes root in the school
system. With"What's On The Other Side Of the rainbow...
The Secret Of the Golden" a voyage of self-discovery takes place for each child :- )
No small discovery when the colorful (illustrator is Hawaiian artist Omra Jo Fochtman) pages unlock doors which allow each person to
question anger, love and fear (8 emotions and feelings) as an example of
what lies in each and everyone of us. And the miracle key: What to do with it? One of Carla's Special during a reading group came when a 5-
year-old at the Child Time Learning Center riveted her eyes on a page
The "Anger Door". She Said, "Teacher, we don't want to open that mean door do we?" Carla said, "No
we do not. So she walked up to me and the book's "Anger Door " illustration. With her little finger she pretended to lock the door. She said
firmly, "I want this door to be locked" Then she pretended to throw the key over her shoulder! What a Moment!"
Shutting down hostility is not easy as we know from the nightmare memories of Columbine and VT.
If "What's On The Other Side Of the Rainbow?" succeeds in helping impressionable youth to indentify agressive feelings before they
mushroom out of control, all the time and energy Carla devotes to her reading groups and workshops will be worthwhile!
""The reason I wrote this book is that I wanted children and adults to be able to communicate on the same level through their feelings. To
Bridge the gap so that when situations come up, they will have this book as a guidepost. I want them to know that it is alright to feel. However,
it is our actions with our feelings and emotions that determine whether we will be safe with ourselves and each other. I want all children to
have a chance to live and grow in a safe world without abuse."
Realistic goals that can be achieved through early education are essential, Carla believes. E-Education, Emotional-Education can foster healthy
emotions and feelings to help our children realize their potentials. Learning about their inner perfection should be part of the fabric of early
education, author Carla Masterson maintains. Emotion-and-Feeling insights filtered into our daily behavior impacts the way we interact with
others. "We can modify anxious and aggressive behavior patterns that emerge into school tragedies," the author points out.
Emotional-Education programs can make inroads in our school curriculum as well as in our homes nationally and globally. An international
voyage via global translators and distributors for "What's On The other Side Of The Rainbow?" will be contracted this year.
World communities of children eager to communicate, learn, and create a positive future are within our reach
provided we shift our educational objectives to a new focus.
Carla Masterson's career as a professional singer harmonized with her pre-natal song CD projects for pregnant. Stories poured forth that
emerged into a children's book legacy under her imprimatur Harmony Soup.com with future books "Please Don't Feed The Monsters (of
Jealousy Greed and Rage) and "My Star and the Hidden Gift".
Carla Masterson's Inspiration for "What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?" she notes "my amazing and
wonderful son Jason."
For 'Rainbow' workshops, reading groups and further information
"You Are Always Welcome In My Life"
With a Grateful Heart...Carla :- )
September 20, 2012
I was so glad to hear from you today. Last weekend I had my 9yr. old twin granddaughters staying with me and was able to
share your book, "What's on the Other Side of the Rainbow", with them. They absolutely loved all the ideas and feelings that
Mr. Positively shared and we had a very lively discussion over many of their feelings, including angry feelings and how to deal
with them. They were delighted with the illustrations and could really relate to the children that were portrayed. I can't wait
til next weekend when my other granddaughter who is six will be with me and I will be able to share with her too.
Tierra and Torrie thought it was so special that you signed the book to them, their cousin Mariah and even their little sister
Jade who will be born in a couple of weeks. Thank you so much for such a thoughtful work with so much to offer for all ages.
I can't wait to see what you have next to present in your treasure of ideas. Let's talk soon.
Love and blessings, Kitty
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"As a college professor I deal with
young people who come from all
kinds of family situations. Carla's
wonderful prose explains to
young people many concepts related
to emotions at a level that is
appropriate for that age group.
Her enthusiasm in helping children
comes through with great intensity in this work."
Dr. Joy Shelter
Texas A&M University
"Thank you Carla for opening the
doorway of your beautiful
imagination to create this loving vision
from your pure and generous heart. Mr. Positively
is not just a role model, but a warm, safe friend
for the children of the world. Having
over 20 years experience in the
entertainment business , I am excited that
this book has become areality and look forward to
creating films from this precious work."
Award Winning / Joie Albrect, Producer/Writer/Director
Walt Disney Studios,
The Creation Factory International Inc.
"It was a privilege to have been able to read
What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow? As an
educator I can attest to the need for such a book in our
schools, not only at the elementary level, but a secondary
level as well. You have created a rich and fertile field for
introspection. Particularly valuable is that the book is
non judgemental, but allows the reader to reflect upon
what "is" and to make decisions as individual situations
come to light. I look forward to utilizing
What's On The Other Side Of The Rainbow?
( The Secret Of The Golden Mirror ) within the scope of
my duties as a teacher of writing
and teachers of teachers."
Elaine Sherman Administrative Specialist
Secondary English and Reading
Clark County School District
|January 31, 2008 I had the wonderful privilege of being interviewed at FOX 5 on
the "MORE" Morning Show by "MONICA JACKSON". What a wonderful, bright
and fun loving person she is :- ) I also loved meeting "RACHEL SMITH". She is a
warm hearted person with a loving spirit.
Everyone at FOX 5 made me feel completely welcome and at ease
Thank You ALL! :- )
Thank You So Much SEAN and Everyone at FOX 5 for supporting my work :- )
Sean Mcallister Executive
Producer at FOX 5 For
The "More Show"
My First book
signing at the
2008 LA TIMES
BOOKS with my
Zucker :- )
My Forever-after Friends
Her Husband Invented
"The Game Of Life"
and Celebrity Journalist:
With All My Heart :- )
|Victoria Alexander, a special friend of mine, who is a talented writer, journalist &
movie critic has written a very nice review for my book :- )
You can read her wonderful column at,
Victoria, thank you so much My Friend :- )
|AS SEEN ON
|In 2006 at the LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF
BOOKS I had the honor of
signing my book for Henry Winkler.
He is a very kind and gracious man. In
2008 at the festival I had the extreme
honor to meet Henry again and he told
me he has my book in his home! What a
from a great man :- )
Thank you Henry :- )
|Jon Bon Jovi will receive my book at
the 2013 GOLDEN GLOBES...:-)
I am honored..He is a beautiful
Humanitarian and as a human being
Thank you Lisa Gal @
|Snooki's Baby Gifts..:-)
|Jessica Simpson's Gift Bag
For her New Born...:-)
|My Beautiful Friend Agetha G :-).
|Kristen Hertzenberg amazing talent
and shining star of "Phantom of the
Opera" read my book during Nevada
Thank you so much Kristen :- )
|I hear the Royal
trumpets blowing... :-)
I am so grateful to say my book is one of the
gifts that will be given to Prince George
Alexander Louis, the son of Kate Middleton
and Prince William... They are such
a lovely couple..:-)
You might ask who made this all possible?
It is my good friend Lisa Gal..:-)
My Second published book
"The Dream Puppy"
Engelbert and I after his show in Cerritos
California..He Autographed my book...:-)
Carla, Thank you so much for your wonderful book!
"What's On The Other Side of The Rainbow?"
I look forward to sharing it with my kids.
Praise and Respect,
"Blair Underwood"Nominated for a Golden Globe
Blair has stared in "LA LAW", movies such as," Full
and is co - staring in the new award winning TV series
"The New Adventures Of Old Christine"
I personally love this show! It is very funny and
entertaining :- )
He is also co-staring in a HBO series "In Treatment"
I met him at the red carpet charity event for
"Missing and Exploited Children"
I feel honored to have met such a talented, beautiful
heart -felt person.
Thank You Blair :- )
|Hi, I am your best medicine.
I am LAUGHTER..:-)
|'WHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RAINBOW? is a
book that shows and tells what are feelings are for.
THERE is a REASON for our feelings and emotions. They
have a PURPOSE.
" Every Feeling has a REASON. Every feeling has a DOOR".
My desire when I wrote this book was to help our feelings
and emotions easier to grasp and understand. So I created
CHARACTERS out of FEELINGS represented in the book
by MR. POSITIVELY THE RAINBOW CLOUD'S
COLORFUL DOORS WITH FACES.
There are 8 FEELINGS we all have represented in the book.
They are; LOVE, ANGER, LAUGHTER, SHY, FEAR, SAD,
FRIENDSHIP AND JOY..:-)
"WHAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RAINBOW?"
of course we all know it's a POT OF GOLD, right? It is. It
is a WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC GOLDEN MIRROR
THAT reveals its Secret when it shows A GOLDEN
REFLECTION OF BEAUTIFUL , UNIQUE, INCREDIBLE