Novelist Caroline Smailes, a graduate of MMUís Creative Writing School, has gained a wealth of experience within the publishing and literary community. She has participated in literary festivals and given workshops across the country focusing on the art of fiction, the building of author web presence and the craft of writing.
As well as writing literary fiction, blogging and twittering, Caroline has worked as an editor and as a reader for several publishers. Caroline mentored for Tonto Books in their Arts Council-supported project to discover, develop and publish talented new writers from the North East of England and also judged in the New Novelist competition.
She founded and developed the literary consultancy BubbleCow, from an understanding that modern writers require fast, efficient and affordable services that can be tailored to meet personal needs.
Her first two novels, In Search of Adam and Black Boxes, were published, to critical acclaim, by The Friday Project, an imprint of Harper Collins, with her next two scheduled for May 2010 and Spring 2011. Caroline is represented by Cathryn Summerhayes at William Morris Agency. She lives in the North West of England with her husband and three children.
Fiction, Collaborative Writing, Flash, Short Stories, Blogging, Memoir
PUBLICATIONS | PERFORMANCE HISTORY
'In Search of Adam' - paperback (2008), hardback (2007).
'Black Boxes' - paperback (2009), hardback (2008)
'Like Bees to Honey' - paperback (2010)
All published by The Friday Project, an imprint of HarperCollins.
WORKSHOP | READINGS EXPERIENCE","REFERENCE/S
Readings at various Literary festivals and events.
Given workshops across the country on several topics, focusing on the art of fiction, the building of author web presence and the craft of writing.
Given workshops in various schools, linking with GCE coursework requirements (I have a certificate in adult teaching and have worked freelance with AQA's English Language subject office for several years).
I have worked as an editor and as a reader for several publishers. I have judged several competitions, edited anthologies and given one-to-one mentoring to a large number of writers.
Available on request.
GROUP SIZE PREFERENCE
Up to 20
GROUP AGE PREFERENCE
AREA/S PREPARED TO TRAVEL
With a background as an editor, as well as a writer, I'm keen to run workshops on all aspects of writing and self-editing. I can also offer workshops on building the writer platform through social media and all forms of creative networking.