About the Author... ☼ ☼ ☼
Bright wishes, fabulous co-traveller Thank you for your wonderful presence, and for taking time to visit and connect.
I'm Carol Anne Strange and I write to feed the soul and fuel the imagination. I often attempt this through contemporary fiction because it's the perfect medium for carrying sparks of life's possibilities. My stories often have extraordinary elements woven through the seams and are laced with plenty of 'what ifs?'.
Apart from offering an intriguing story, I occasionally write non-fiction books and guides to inspire and bring light into my readers' lives.
I'm also a Creativity Mentor, a Story Inventor, and an Ideas Developer. Sometimes, I'm commissioned to produce original concepts and ideas. Occasionally, if I feel called and inspired, I collaborate with co-creators and ethical businesses to develop new and exciting possibilities. I really like that sort of thing!
☼ Inspiration ☼
Nature, earth mysteries, stars, ancient wisdom, travelling,
symbolism, landscapes, art, music, dreams, magic,
multi-dimensions, idiosyncrasies, invention,
My Story... (from my time on Earth in this dimension.)
Born in Lancashire in the 60s and brought up in a former blacksmith’s cottage by the river, my childhood was filled with curiosity, nature, magic, and mystery. My first piece of writing was published when I was ten years of age: a letter in a children's magazine about the moon and my telescope. Star-gazing, and dreaming of worlds beyond, teased my imagination, as did my interest in life’s mysteries and the unexplained, and thus began a journey fuelled by fascination.
I started writing professionally in 1985, often drawing upon my experience in holistic health and well-being. My articles appeared in print and digital format worldwide. After authoring non-fiction books and many bestselling self-development ghost-written publications, I embarked on a rich variety of creative projects involving film, poetry, prose, art, and fiction. During this time, I experienced a deepening connection with nature, love for living creatively, and an insatiable interest in the spiritual and mysterious realms fuelled by experience. This inspired my journey as a creative writer.
My writing voyage has been long and, for a while, quite conventional and 'mainstream'. For example...
☼ I've written for a diverse range of print and online publications. ☼ I was represented by a literary agent. ☼ My commissioned non-fiction books were about internet business and martial arts. ☼ I've ghostwritten books, scripts, and content for publishers and businesses. ☼ I was a writing & creativity mentor (previously a tutor with The Writers Bureau). ☼ My poetry and short fiction is award-winning. Notably, in 2005, my book In Touch with the Essence won the David St John Thomas Charitable Trust awards. ☼ I was a Society of Authors member for many years. ☼ I have a MA Professional Writing graduating with distinction from Falmouth University....
I'm fortunate to have accrued such great experience and achievements, but I've now disentangled from the goal-chasing circus.
I have several fiction projects in development, including a collection of short stories titled The Science of Love.
Work on my next novel, which is set in Scotland, will begin once I am able to secure funding and time to devote to that particular journey.
Meanwhile, I'm in reflection and research mode for a new fiction project. Keep updated by subscribing to my newsletter.
"Drawing upon my insatiable travelling into other realms and dimensions of thought, my stories often focus on the themes of love, nature, transience, and the mysteries of life. Through my evolving writing, my aim is to captivate, brighten, and entertain my readers through the sometimes philosophical, occasionally profound, and infinitely imaginative landscape of words."
Writing from the Heart
All that matters to me is to write with passion, to write from the heart, and to write stories that engage, inspire, and move my readers. I write what my soul needs to write rather than what the media & marketeers tell me to. What I deliver is, I believe, purer and more enriching for doing so.
☼ My debut novel, Light Weaver, was published in April 2012, and has been brilliantly received. Read some of the reader reviews.
☼ My latest non-fiction book, 'Be Inspired!' ,was published July 2013 and is about some of the creative processes I use in my writing.
Being in the moment...
When I'm not writing, you'll find me living lightly, realm-hopping, exploring, researching, being in nature, being creative, communing, disentangling, light weaving, and simply being in the moment. I love magical moments and cosmic chat spent with like-hearted folks and loved ones.
I'm on my star-song journey, doing what I came here to do (or being what I came here to be). My wish is that you will find something in my writing that inspires or brings light into your life.
"Strange sets the bar high from the outset with a surprising introduction that begs the question - how will this pan out? Nothing is certain - apart from the fact that you're in for a riveting, sumptuous read. And when the story's done, there are a few other surprises waiting for the reader who's invested in the author's marvellously constructed world, borne from reality and fiction."
- Reader Review (Light Weaver)
Carol Anne Strange is championed by Red Arc Media - a UK based independent publisher.
Carol Anne Strange | 2014