'Caroline Smailes and Will Self are arch-experimentalists.'
acclaimed debut novel, IN SEARCH OF ADAM, was published in 2007 (The Friday
Project/HarperCollins). The Big Issue North declared the book 'an engrossing
and touching read from a new talent'. Since then Caroline has written four
additional novels. These include BLACK BOXES, international bestseller LIKE
BEES TO HONEY, an experimental digital novel with eleven endings 99 REASONS WHY
and modern day fairy tale THE DROWNING OF ARTHUR BRAXTON (all HarperCollins).
The film of THE DROWNING OF ARTHUR BRAXTON is in post-production, with an
expected spring 2018 release.
Caroline lives in the
North West of England. She is also known as Caroline Wallace (THE FINDING OF
MARTHA LOST). She is head of book editing at
Fiction, Collaborative Writing, Flash, Short Stories, Blogging, Memoir
Publications & Performance History
As Caroline Smailes: In Search of Adam - paperback (2008),
hardback (2007). Black Boxes - paperback (2009), hardback (2008) Like Bees to
Honey - paperback (2010) 99 Reasons Why - digital novel with eleven
endings (2012) Freaks! - paperback (2012) The Drowning of Arthur
Braxton - paperback (2013) and film edition (2016). All published by The Friday
Project, an imprint of HarperCollins.
As Caroline Wallace: The Finding of Martha Lost - hardback
(2016), paperback (2017). Published by Transworld.
Workshop & Reading Experience
Readings at various Literary festivals and events. Given
workshops across the country and abroad on several topics, focusing on building
convincing characters, perfecting place and writing short stories. 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) and worked as a lecturer in creative
writing at university. 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 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.