I’m Carla, an enthusiastic individual who started writing when I was eight.
I first started writing period dramas which was born out of my love for Jane Austen.
Upon realising that writing period dramas was far more complicated than it looked, I settled for contemporary fiction.
I normally try to make sure that my novels are a good read with a certain edge to them, dealing with a number of issues and I try to make sure that each book has its own theme and complicated characters, at the end of the day; I try to make them as unique as I can, when writing, it is important that each book stands out and is accepted on its own merit.
I suppose it can be said that my style of writing was born out of a melange of all the different authors I have read over the years such as Penny Vincenzi and Katie Fforde.
My writing process is fairly simple – keeping a little notebook and jotting down ideas.
I never see writing as work as I absolutely love it and get very excited when I think up a new plot, as well as the opportunity to design a new book cover.
I was very excited to discover I could self-publish as I wished to share them and hopefully receive feedback – which hasn’t always been positive!
I wanted to self-publish as I wished to have complete self-control and freedom without having to send off and wait for the rejection letter.
When I am not writing – I am usually surfing the internet, trying to find new ways to promote my novels and updating my blog, I also enjoy – at the risk of sounding extravagant – taking city and shopping breaks.