September, 2022

Two of Carolyn’s poems, The Gift and Dutchman’s Beach, have been included in the 2022 Grieve Awards anthology.

August, 2022

Carolyn’s poem The Gift has been awarded the Mindframe Award in the 2022 Grieve Awards and will appear in the 2022 Grieve Awards anthology.

June, 2021

Carolyn’s story Hundreds and Thousands has been included in South of the Sun Australian fairytales for the 21st Century – an anthology of stories, poetry and illustrations for grownups published by Australian Fairy Tale Society and Serenity Press Pty Ltd.

March, 2021

The first three books in Carolyn’s first chapter book series Trudie Cooker Super Foodie have been released! It’s a series that centres around Trudie Cooper, a young cookery genius who uses her super skill to solve problems. Aimed at children 7-9 years, each book contains a child-friendly recipe and colour illustrations by Julia Weston.

September, 2020

Carolyn is delighted to have two poems included as a guest contributor in Splash, Slither, Squawk! an anthology of nature writing for children from The Society of Women Writer NSW.  Edited by Julie Thorndyke and Michele Bomford, this book can be ordered through The Society of Women Writers’ website here  and sales will help support RSPCA National Bushfire Appeal and Wombat Care Bundanoon.

July, 2020

The cockatoo has landed!!  Rocky the Cocky’ Carolyn’s picture book for children 5+ is now available through bookstores and directly from the publisher at Wild Eyed Press

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July, 2019

Exciting news!  ‘Around the Globe with Gramps’ has been shortlisted in the 8-10 years section of the Speech Pathology Australia 2019 Book of the Year!

November, 2018

‘Around the Globe with Gramps’, Carolyn’s verse novella for children 8+ is now available through bookstores and directly from Celapene Press.

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October, 2018

Carolyn’s prize-winning one act play ‘Beneath the Flower Show’ ( to be performed by Charles Sturt University Riverina Playhouse 18/1-/2018 – 20/10/2018 as part of the 2018 SASS Festival.

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March, 2018

Carolyn’s humorous prize-winning poem ‘The Romance-Writing Ringer of Roo Creek’ has been included in the latest Australian Bush Poets Association anthology ‘Poets Past and Present’ (


November, 2017

Rainforest Feasts now available from Wild Eyed Press!

October, 2017

Rainforest Feasts picture book off to the printer!  A sneak peek at Heather Charlton’s gorgeous cover illustration.

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August, 2017

Short Story ‘Blain’s Beach’ included in the ‘Short and Twisted 2017’ anthology – Celapene Press.



March, 2017

Beneath the Flower Show
The Australian Script Centre has accepted Carolyn’s short play ‘Beneath the Flower Show’ for print and electronic publication.


January, 2017

Around the Globe with Gramps
Carolyn is delighted that her 8+ verse novella ‘Around the Globe with Gramps’ is to be published by Celapene Press in 2018.


May, 2016

Rainforest Feasts
Carolyn is thrilled to announce that her first picture book for children Rainforest Feasts is to be published by Wild Eyed Press as part of their 2017 list.


November, 2015

Scarlet Stiletto Awards
Carolyn’s cosy mystery ‘The Case of the Decapitated Canvas’ is awarded a Special Commendation in the Sisters in Crime Australia Inc. 22nd Scarlet Stiletto Awards.


 November, 2015

Dame Mary Gilmore Poetry Awards
Carolyn’s poem ‘Canary Song’ wins Second Prize in The Society of Women Writers (NSW) National Dame Mary Gilmore Poetry Award 2015.  Theme:  Giving Women a Voice.


November, 2014

Distinguished Service Award
Carolyn has received a Distinguished Service Award from the NSW Fellowship of Australian Writers in recognition of her commitment to the ideals of the fellowship.