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.
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.
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
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!
‘Around the Globe with Gramps’, Carolyn’s verse novella for children 8+ is now available through bookstores and directly from Celapene Press.
Carolyn’s prize-winning one act play ‘Beneath the Flower Show’ (www.australianplays.org) to be performed by Charles Sturt University Riverina Playhouse 18/1-/2018 – 20/10/2018 as part of the 2018 SASS Festival.
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’ (www.abpa.org.au).
Rainforest Feasts now available from Wild Eyed Press!
Rainforest Feasts picture book off to the printer! A sneak peek at Heather Charlton’s gorgeous cover illustration.
Short Story ‘Blain’s Beach’ included in the ‘Short and Twisted 2017’ anthology – Celapene Press.
Beneath the Flower Show
The Australian Script Centre has accepted Carolyn’s short play ‘Beneath the Flower Show’ for print and electronic publication.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.