About

1986 diary

Circa 1985

It’s always been love, words and music.

I am a writer, manuscript assessor, literary sector specialist, Otago Daily Times book reviewer, and te reo Māori student. On any given day I could be working on my latest book, managing a literary event, writing for a magazine, 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, and care passionately about New Zealand writing and writers.

I have a Masters in Creative Writing, a journalism degree, and a previous life as the owner of one of Aotearoa’s most successful model agencies.

My most recent manuscript (a memoir) won a 2018 New Zealand Society of Authors CompleteMS awardas well as the 2018 New Zealand Heritage Award for Short Prose. Other awards include runner-up at both the 2017 NZ Heritage Awards (Short Fiction) and the 2016 Cathay Pacific Travel Media Award (Best New Travel Writer); long-listed for the 2017 National Flash Fiction Day Competition; winner of the 2015 Lilian Ida Smith Award (NZSA), and shortlisted for the 2015 Hachette Mentoring Programme (NZSA).

Click here to see my LinkedIn page.

For publishing or rights enquiries please contact Nadine Rubin Nathan at High Spot Literary: nadine@highspotlit.com.

You can email me at caroline at lovewordsmusic dot com or phone +64 275 833393.

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