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 self-published with Myrddin Publishing, as is the second book in the trilogy, Heart Search: Found. I’ve just started writing book three and it’s going quite well. It has to go on the back burner for a little while as I edit the fourth novel of a very talented author, Alison DeLuca, 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 published a charity anthology last year and are working on a second one, which is due out July 2013. 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 local hospices.
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