Carrie Elks

Biography

Carrie Elks lives near London, England and writes contemporary romance with a dash of intrigue. At the age of twenty-one she left college with a political science degree, a healthy overdraft and a soon-to-be husband. She loves to travel and meet new people, and has lived in the USA and Switzerland as well as the UK.

An avid social networker, she tries to limit her Facebook and Twitter time to stolen moments between writing chapters. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can usually be found baking, drinking wine or working out how to combine the two.

Smashwords Interview

How did you get started writing?
I’ve been writing stories ever since I was a child. Back then I used to read series such as “Sweet Valley High” and “Sweet Dreams” and write short stories based on the characters. It’s only recently that I realized I’d been writing fanfiction. As I got into my late teens I think I started writing about twenty different novels, but failed to finish any of them. I took a break during my twenties, and then took up writing again in the past couple of years. Since then I’ve been writing non-stop, both in the fanfiction world as well as original fiction.
What type of characters are your favorites to write?
I like characters with flaws. I love to read and write stories where the main characters have issues in the past that they are trying to overcome. They aren’t perfect, and they make lots of mistakes, but they develop as people, finding redemption in their growth. That’s so much more interesting to me than reading about perfect characters.
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Books

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