Her first memories of any book would have been her mother reading The Enormous Turnip.
Caroline grew up with the classics; Little Women, The Railway Children. But it would have been The House That Died and Bluebeard that she can remember wanting to read.
Caroline’s first encounter with writing was a school competition. A new school song was needed, four verses in total. Being chosen as a winner for one of those verses was great, and gave Caroline quite the confidence boost. Caroline stopped reading so much in her late teens to her mid twenties. Life seemed to always be too busy for that pile of books she, so wanted to read. It was when she went into hospital for a extended stay to have her daughter, that gave time for Caroline to start reading again.
It wasn’t until Caroline was in her late twenties that the urge to write resurfaced. Spending a few years trying to complete an online creative writer’s course without much success, this led her to what she is writing now. So never give up if you really want to write!
Caroline is very influenced by Fantasy fiction / Horror, most of the books she reads are in this genre. She had many authors influence her over the years, Anne Rice in the beginning, also Laurel K Hamilton, one of her biggest heroes. Caroline discovered the world of Indie Authors when she moved onto E-books. She discovered there are literally thousands of very talented Indie Authors out there, and they are always happy to say hello.