About Me

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Hi, I’m Carlie & I live for writing.

I learned to love books at an early age; my dad was an avid reader so I guess it was passed down in the genes. I began writing fairy stories for my own pleasure before I hit double figures – I loved Hans Christian Andersen & The Brothers Grimm’s tales – and I’ve written ever since.

My genre is Fantasy/Paranormal Romance. I love the creative process of building unique worlds, designing monsters and crafting characters. I’m fascinated by my own imagination and the places it takes me to.

My first novel – Heart Search: Lost – is published with Myrddin Publishing, as is the second book in the trilogy, Heart Search: Found. I’ve started writing book three and it’s going quite well. It has to go on the back burner occasionally as I edit for Eagle Eye Editors, but I’m still writing Heart Search: Betrayal in between times. Being an editor as well as a writer gives me a whole new perspective on my writing and it’s taught me a great deal. It’s challenging work, and something I really enjoy, but nothing can compete with my love of writing.

I run a writing group called ‘Writebulb’, which is in the next town to where I live. They are a great bunch of people who are really supportive! We have published two charity anthologies and are working on a third, which is due out summer 2014. It’s very much a group project and even those who haven’t submitted a piece for inclusion are getting involved with editing and proof reading. All the profits go to a local hospice.

I hope you’ll enjoy visiting my site; I post writing tips, book reviews, resources and random stuff, author interviews, great guest posts from some amazing authors and, from now on, stuff about my writing journey and my work. Please feel free to comment on my posts – I love to read what you think and enjoy the interaction.

I can be contacted by email at: carlie-c2011 AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk

8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Carlie, I read your post about your father. I am sorry for your loss. He sounds like a strong man in many ways. I know what it’s like to live with ankylosing spondylitis. Thank you for sharing. Rich

    • Hi Rich! Thank you – my father was a very strong man in so many ways. He had a horrible childhood, lost his brother in World War II, joined the Grenadier Guards, and suffered a back injury in the war which turned into Ankylosing Spondylitis. Yet, despite his hardships. he always had a huge heart and a ready smile! He is greatly missed.
      I’m sorry to hear you suffer from A.S. and hope it’s not too debilitating for you.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you’ll pop in again!
      Carlie

  2. Isn’t it amazing how some people can experience such hardships and still have such a joyful outlook? I’m managing the AS pretty well. Thanks for asking. I have fusion in SI joint and neck, also decreased range of motion in several areas, some fatigue and pain. However, this year is better than most and I have been able to step up my activity level which includes cycling and an Anusara yoga practice. It’s been a pleasure to meet you virtually :-)

  3. Hi Carlie.
    As a newcomer to writing short stories, I’m excite when I attempt to connect with writers — for inspiration. I think it would advance my effort to learn and write with an increase focus and concern. By reading your work, I hope to do better. And by the way, I like your clean and tight writing.

  4. As a writer, you should be familiar with intellectual property of both writers and in my case, photographers. The image of the monochrome wharf at South End on your blog in relation to seeing things in colour, is my work and you have not sought permission from me to use my image on this blog. Please either remove the image or attribute the image to me.

    • Dear Sheila,

      Apologies both for the delay in my reply and for using your photograph without permission. I found it on a free site and as such believed I could use it without a problem. Further, there was nothing to say whose intellectual property it was. I never would have used it had I known, or at least I would have sought your permission.

      I have now attributed the photograph to you as requested.

      Carlie

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