CAROL ANNE SHAW/ Writer of Young Adult Fiction
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 and enjoy freelance editing on the side (mostly line editing). Young adult fiction is my jam.
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 prattle on.
I am currently finishing the final edit on a young adult contemporary novel titled TANGOFISH, releasing on February 11th, 2022. It's a story of life after loss, and I'm thrilled it will soon be out in the world. I am also well into another YA contemporary book called THE SAVING OF STEVIE SPARROW. I'm super excited about this story; it's one I've been wanting to write for such a long time.
Stay tuned for regular updates! Happy reading, all.
THE PICASSO PROJECT
THE WILD WOODS
HANNAH & THE SPINDLE WHORL
LANGUAGE OF LLAMAS
HANNAH & THE SALISH SEA
THE SCARLET ARMADILLO