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.

Hoodie Chicks

| Hooded Plovers, Personal Narrative, Birds | No Comments
Today I bit my partner’s head off. I knew I was doing it. For the split second beforehand there was a choice: show restraint, suck up a small irritation and…

Getting The Word Out

| Hooded Plovers, Birds, Uncategorized | No Comments
Over the moon to report that a recent personal essay about my relationship with the hooded plover – or ‘Hoodie’ – has been published on a couple of websites. It’s…

The Things You Do When The World Tips Sideways

| Poetry, Writing, Personal Narrative | No Comments
Time your walks for when the tide is out, the beach to yourself— and if the sun slips away when your back is turned, even better. Savour the roar of…

Carole's Gallery

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.