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Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.

Native American proverb

Welcome to Carole’s website and thanks for visiting!

Once upon a time she worked with children—singing, dancing and playing the days away as a primary school performing arts teacher … until her passion for words tugged her towards a change of focus. And now her time is devoted to all things writerly.

If she’s not out on the beach monitoring and photographing the endangered hooded plover, you’ll find Carole working on the third novel in her children’s trilogy, teaching creative writing, editing someone’s manuscript or writing a new poem, short story, personal essay or memoir piece.

And when she’s not doing that, she’ll be attending to someone’s story in her listening role for the WellSpring Centre.

Or simply daydreaming … conjuring up the next story.

Carole's Writing Services

Carole is available to write copy for any project.

As well as being a novelist and poet, she writes short story and creative nonfiction. She writes for adults, young adults and children. She is a reviewer, editor and professional creative writing teacher. With her broad breadth of knowledge and experience, Carole is available to run writing workshops on a topic of your choosing.

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Carole's Latest Blog Posts

Check out Carole’s blogs on topics that range from her Hoodie adventures to her current writing projects to her book reviews or up-and-coming spoken word events.

Radical Acceptance

| Personal Narrative, Uncategorized, Writing | 8 Comments
Take some time for yourself: just allow yourself to be with, to see and accept whatever comes up.  Radical acceptance. Not approval, but an allowing yourself to be with whatever is…

New Workshops

| Poetry, Uncategorized, Workshops, Writing | No Comments
If you're looking to join a creative writing community and learn some new skills along the way, several workshops are coming up in the next few weeks. If you live…

Obituary for BD

| Birds, Hooded Plovers, Personal Narrative | 10 Comments
We won’t ever really know what happened to her. Only that her little body was found on the beach by a couple of walkers. Noticing her white leg flag ‘BD’…

Carole's Gallery

See Carole’s love of birds showcased through her expansive folio of photos. Find images of the endangered hooded plover and others on a range of other themes and subjects.