It’s always been love, words and music.
I am a writer and literary sector specialist. On any given day I could be working on my latest book, managing a literary event, or blogging here at www.lovewordsmusic.com. I am also a trustee for New Zealand Aotearoa’s national writers’ centre, the Michael King Writers’ Centre.
My happy place, where I can glance up the clock above my desk to see that hours have passed without me realising, is when I’m writing, or playing music—and find the creative crossover between the two fascinating. I’ve recently begun my second book, a memoir, and have been signed by WordLink for my first, a novel set in WWII Auckland when the US forces came to town and shook things up. An average piano player and guitarist, enthusiastic singer and dedicated concert-goer, I’ve recently taken up the cello to satiate my love for music and learning. That’s a story for another time…
A few wins along the way have helped me write the next page, and the next: I received the New Zealand Society of Author’s 2015 Lilian Ida Smith Award for my first manuscript, and was shortlisted for the Hachette Mentoring Programme. My poem ‘Our Love’ was selected to open Penguin’s 2016 anthology Thanks Mum, and my non-fiction piece ‘Ocean Bay’ was awarded second place in the AA Directions Magazine Award for Best New Travel Writer in the 2016 Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards.
In a previous life I spent a decade at the helm of Nova Models, Talent and Actors—which provided material too fantastic not to use, one day.
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You can email me at caroline at lovewordsmusic dot com or phone +64 275 833393.