About Me

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Hi there, thanks for stopping by!

I’m Carly, I live in Melbourne, Australia & I’m working towards having a book published one day. I enjoy writing Middle Grade & Junior fiction, mainly in contemporary settings but I like magical and fantasy elements too.

I have a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and a Diploma in Professional Writing & Editing. In 2006-2007 I worked as a storyliner for the TV show Neighbours.

In 2018 I entered the inaugural Scribbles Creative Writing Awards for children’s literature – the brainchild of the wonderful Jen Storer (girl&duck). My picture book, The Yak & the Yeti, made it onto the shortlist and my middle grade short story, Cloud Watchers, won a highly commended spot.

In 2019 I entered the Scribbles Creative Writing Awards again. My story, Paper Heart, made the middle grade shortlist. And my poem, Happiness Is… made it onto the children’s poetry shortlist.

For the 2020 Scribbles Creative Writing Awards my junior fiction story, Side by Side, won a highly commended award.

My interests are buying books, buying more books, oh and buying even more books to add to the 830,400,524 books I’ve purchased over the years.