Before she started writing stories and poems, Carolyn wrote recipes and ran cookery classes in her job as a Home Economist. Perhaps it’s not surprising that food often sneaks into the children’s stories she now creates: a mystery in which the amateur sleuth is a school canteen manager; a fantasy involving a havoc-wreaking magic lunch box; and Rainforest Feasts a picture book about what and how Australian rainforest creatures eat. Her verse novella for children that includes recipes from around the world is to be published in 2018 (See NEWS).
Not all Carolyn’s writing for children involves food and her stories ‘Pip Plays Up’, ‘The Boy in the Blue Goggles’, ‘Last-Place-Luca Finds his Feet’, and ‘The Little Helper’ have been published by the NSW Department of Education in The School Magazine.
Rainforest Feasts (illustrated by Heather Charlton) is a picture book suitable for children 3+ and can be purchased through bookstores or on line at http://www.wildeyedpress.com.au