Interview with Caroline Wood

Who are your favorite authors?
Ian McEwan, Stephen King, Charles Dickens
Iain Banks, Lesley Glaister, Kate Atkinson
Edna O'Brien, Susan Hill, Julie Myerson
Barbara Gowdy, Mervyn Peake, Ray Bradbury, Patrick McCabe
When did you first start writing?
At a very young age; have always loved writing.
If not actually writing I was usually creating stories to tell my sister. Luckily, she liked listening.
And if not doing either of those, I was always making up stories in my head. Still do.
An overheard snippet of conversation is often all it takes...
What are you working on next?
Another novel.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
As a child - it was a short story about a seemingly tranquil scene of two people sitting in armchairs in front of a flickering fire.
But all is not what it appears - the reader discovers near the end of the story that something very gory has taken place a little while earlier.
My stories were dark even then.....
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S Lewis.
I was totally transported, utterly absorbed by the characters, the story and most of all, the place; Narnia.
I've always had an over-active imagination, so I found it easy to enter Narnia through the wardrobe and can remember really wanting it to be possible.
Describe your desk
Cluttered.
Published 2015-04-13.
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Books by This Author

The At Least Game
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,850. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A family. A secret. An unlikely reappearance from the past. And a killing. Who would shatter the dullness of a quiet cul-de-sac like this? And why?
Grave Misgivings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,490. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 14 reviews)
Like short stories to leave a mark, stay in your mind long after you've finished reading? These dark, off-kilter tales will worm their way into your thoughts. Will make you laugh, cry, shiver and squirm. Here, ordinary people lead far from run-of-the-mill lives, but you'd never guess until you look behind closed doors. And you'll never look at discarded shoes the same way again...
Noah Quince
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
What the hell's in the cupboard under the stairs? Why does the neighbour always wear an apron? You're unlikely to meet anyone as hideous as Noah Quince, but somehow he'll get under your skin, make you wonder why he's so vile. This deeply dark, comic novel tells the story of a man unravelling into madness, and explores the power of obsession.