CAROL ANNE SHAW/ Writer
Vancouver Island, BC
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It took me a while to get here, mostly because I figured no one would get my dated Stevie Nicks references or appreciate my obsession with muscle cars. But a website was needed, so here I am.
I am the author of the award-winning "Hannah" series (Ronsdale Press), and my fourth novel, The Picasso Project, is now available on Amazon.
I am a big fan of writers sharing stories with other writers, both seasoned veterans of the craft as well as those just starting out. Writers are a pretty supportive bunch and no matter what our level of wordsmithery, it's nice to have each other's backs. And all you readers out there? You guys are the bee's knees.
I love to read and write character-driven stories about imperfect people. Young adult fiction is where I am most comfortable.
Marmite, that quintessential British foodstuff we either love or hate, is probably my spirit animal. I am also a lover of quality socks, am a stupidly early riser, a shameless eavesdropper, and a huge animal lover. I appreciate authenticity, hate pretension, and will be the person at the party who hides out talking to the dog.
I've had a lot of different jobs over the years, the longest being a 13-year stint teaching high school art. Now I write from a room at the back of my house, pen occasional reviews for The Ormsby Review, and enjoy freelance editing on the side (mostly line editing). Young adult fiction is my jam. Click on the "Editing Services" tab if you are interested in learning more.
I live with my husband, Richard, on a beautiful 2-acre property in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.
If you made it this far, thank you. I do tend to rattle on.
I am currently working on my fifth book, a young adult novel titled, THE PECULIAR LANGUAGE OF LLAMAS. It has an "Adrian Mole meets the woo-woo west coast" kind of a vibe. Anyway, it's currently undergoing a heavy revision, and then I'll be shopping it out in the world.
THE PICASSO PROJECT
HANNAH & THE SPINDLE WHORL
HANNAH & THE SALISH SEA
THE WILD WOODS