Carolyn has been a psychologist, a paramedic, a proof reader and several other things, not all of them beginning with P. A trucker, for example. She began writing the day she decided to try and see the world...doing both just to find out if she could. It made a change from teaching CPR to nightclub bouncers and designing wedding cakes. When excerpts from her first travelogue were published by the Rough Guides she decided to keep on doing both.
Carolyn maintains that she is either multi-faceted or easily bored, depending on who is enquiring. Born and bred in London, England, Carolyn and her son Ben are now Canadian citizens and live permanently in Kitchener, Ontario.
The Armchair Emigration series will comprise three books when the next is written, Carolyn would call it a trilogy, except that sounds a bit serious. Then there will be a comic novel (it has a title so far) two children's books and something serious to do with grief, loss and anger.
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A Year on Planet Alzheimer
What happens when a single parent from London heads for Canada to care for an elderly lady in case it’s fun? Almost the story of an adventure, this tale isn’t quite a travelogue, despite being largely about places. Mainly there is life and the sheer unexpectedness of the way other people live it. With more meatballs than majestic waves, it is mostly the story of an escapade.
Trucking in English
This is the tale of what happens when a middle-aged mum from England decides to actually drive 18-wheelers across North America instead of just dreaming about it.
She learns how to hit a moose correctly and how to be hijacked. She is almost arrested in Baltimore Docks and survives a terrifying winter tour of The Rockies.
Nothing goes well, but that’s why there’s a book.
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