JM Carr

Biography

J.M. Carr lives in Southampton UK with her partner and technical support, a collie called Cindy a goldfish called Melbourne and whoever needs a place to stay at the time. She has four grown children of whom she's immensely proud. She's been a teacher and a community worker and now writes fiction, usually with younger protagonists. She has won and runnered-up in various competitions for her writing.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I like my kindle - it feels more booky than my phone!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'm only just getting to grips with digital marketing. When I first published pre-Covid in 2019, i had a launch party for 50 + people in my local Indy, i was on the radio and gave out free copies to local schools and libraries and booked visits. I was out there! But since the lockdowns, book selling in the person to person way I love has become much harder - well impossible. However, I absolutely believe in my story, love my characters and very much hope readers of all ages will too. The best marketing tool to sell a book is to write another one. Which I have - and it's coming soon.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find JM Carr online

Where to buy in print

Books

The Wonder Girls Resist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » War
A cast of thousands, despicable villains and an unexpected reunion with disastrous consequences! ENGLAND 1937: 4000 child refugees from Spain arrive at Southampton Docks. All is well, except for a suspicious teacher who wants to billet some of the refugees at Nettlefield orphanage. whatever he's doing, the Nettlefield Blackshirts are in on it ...
Spare
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,720. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
How do you survive when your only purpose is to give your life to others ...bit by bit? A near future YA, which imagines a future without the NHS where one huge corporation sells everything.
The Wonder Girls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,290. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe
England 1936: Hitler's supporters, The Blackshirts, are marching – can a renegade gang of misfit girls stop them their tracks? Unlikely friends, despicable villains, and deadly peril – ‘The Wonder Girls’ is a kick-ass historical adventure with kindness, inclusion and hope at its heart. “The Wonder Girls is a real winner of a book.” Georgina Lippiet, in-common.co.uk