A brief biography...
I’m Carol Anne Strange, and I'm a weaver of words, ideas and possibilities, which I convey through the art of writing stories.My professional writing journey began in the mid 1980s (watch The Story So Far ), and I've spent years writing stories, features, books, courses, and scripts on a wide range of topics. My words have been widely published in a variety of formats, and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing many wonderful people along the way. During this time, I've also been a writing tutor/mentor, and have helped other fledgling writers achieve publication and success.After achieving my MA Professional Writing at Falmouth University in 2011, my creative writing began to flourish and take precedence. Light Weaver, my debut novel, was published in 2012 to high acclaim by its readers. Since then, I’ve published collections such as The Alchemy of Night and various pocket books.In the second half of 2023, I made the decision to step away from freelance writing, content production, and tutoring to focus entirely on writing new fiction. To find out more, sign-up to Letters of Insight and My Film Channel for insights about my writing and creative life.
Books by Carol Anne Strange
A Kind of Magic
Pocket book nostalgia...
The author looks back to a childhood of bluer than blue skies, endless sunshine, and honeysuckle and roses growing profusely in the cottage gardens, and to her friendship with ‘Ma Higham who shared a love of the natural realms...Order from: https://lightvinepress.com/#kind-of-magic
Beneath a Wishing Moon
Pocket Book Fiction...
One of the author’s most popular short story, Beneath a Wishing Moon contemplates life around the salt-licked pavements of a seaside town under the heady influence of a powerful full moon. Includes illustrations by the author.Order from: https://lightvinepress.com/#wishing-moon
The Alchemy of Night
A collection of writing and illustrations inspired by the hours of darkness...
Limited Edition of 500.£7.00 | 36 Pages Printed Booklet | £1.50 UK Postage.In this collection, Carol Anne Strange celebrates the night in the way of stories, poems, personal insights, ideas and illustrations. It's an invitation to contemplate the evening's mood while sat cosy in your favourite chair or around a camp-fire beneath a sky full of sparkly diamonds. It's for those who seek the secret wisdom that is present in the dark. You see, there is magic there - pure alchemy - that is both beautiful and extraordinary...Order from: https://lightvinepress.com/#alchemy-of-night
The debut novel by Carol Anne Strange is a story set in the English Lake District where everyday life collides with otherworldly happenings…Light Weaver can be ordered from all good bookshops and from public libraries using the ISBN-13: 978-1899561049It’s also available to order online from:
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I've been writing professionally for over 35 years and my words have been widely published in a variety of formats (magazines, periodicals, blogs, books, courses, podcasts, and newsletters). I hold a Masters in Professional Writing awarded by Falmouth University, and have experience as a writing tutor for an established UK online course provider. As a Writing Guide, my aim is to offer valuable insights, useful feedback, inspiration, and gentle encouragement to help you improve your writing and achieve your goals.
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A novel by Carol Anne Strange
‘Incredibly well written, with powerful prose and stunningly well observed characterization, Light Weaver is a delight to read from beginning to end, a captivating page turner that I would highly recommend to anyone.‘
- Reader Review
Strange and inexplicable things are happening in the Lakeland fells…
light orbs dance over mossy crags, symbols miraculously appear in grassy lowlands, and Cali Silverthorn keeps disappearing into other worlds.Mobile librarian, Tom Philips, is captivated by free-spirited Cali but is struggling to make sense of her remarkable abilities and the escalating strangeness impacting ordinary rural life.As beliefs are challenged, Tom and Cali’s love becomes the only constant in a questionable reality as they face the heart-breaking realization that Cali may soon disappear for good.
Light Weaver, the debut novel by Carol Anne Strange, is a story set in the English Lake District where everyday life collides with otherworldly happenings.
‘A lovely, lyrical love story …The love of nature and the earth are so poetically drawn.’‘Enter a world of possibilities … It’s a chocolate bar of a book, one that’s savoured in bite-sized chunks of indulgence.’‘A beautiful sense of place … It’s set in the English Lake District and the descriptions of the landscape are beautifully expressed. The language used is exquisite …’‘Light Weaver spins a tale beyond Strange…This book is overflowing with strange happenings and mind stretching concepts… Light Weaver soon develops into a real page turner!’‘A magical journey! Carol Anne Strange created a fascinating story about the possibilities of other dimensions, dual universes and timeless healing.’‘Strange sets the bar high from the outset with a surprising introduction that begs the question – how will this pan out? Nothing is certain – apart from the fact that you’re in for a riveting, sumptuous read. And when the story’s done, there are a few other surprises waiting for the reader who’s invested in the author’s marvellously constructed world, borne from reality and fiction.’‘…if you are a fan of Sarah Addison Allen’s whimsical stories, you may really like Light Weaver. I think Carol Anne Strange’s story is a bit more “out there” than her’s though.’
‘I have an insatiable curiosity about other realms and dimensions but my stories are often about ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Inspired by nature, love, transience and the mysteries of life, my aim is to captivate and entertain my readers through the sometimes philosophical, occasionally profound, and infinitely imaginative landscape of words. My wish is to take you, the reader, on an extraordinary journey and leave you with a sense of knowing that anything is possible.’ -Carol Anne Strange
Freelance Writing Services
+ Established 1985. UK based. Widely published in print and online publications.
+ Offers freelance writing and content creation services (including photography and image sourcing).
+ Specialising in lifestyle, holistic well-being, creativity, UK travel, and interview features.
+ Enjoys providing content for conscious change-makers and independent ventures.
+ MA Professional Writing with Falmouth University.
+ Feature Byline has appeared in many print magazines in the UK, USA, Australia, and Oman.
I’m Carol Anne Strange and I accepted my first writing commission over 35 years ago and, since then, I’ve delivered millions of good words for magazines, publishers, entrepreneurs, change-makers, businesses and, ultimately, readers in the UK and beyond.My features have been published in the award-winning Breathe magazine as well as Teen Breathe, Derbyshire Life, Sussex Life, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, Coast, and Lancashire Life to name a few. I’ve written about holistic health, roundhouses, shepherd huts, reverse bucket lists, second chances, repair shops, flower essences, remote working, commonplace books, kindness, megaliths, evening rituals, and so much more.Over the years, I have also provided content services for business clients including many successful entrepreneurs and conscious change-makers. Some of my ghostwritten material, such as self-development books and courses, went on to become best-sellers while attracting a larger audience for the client’s work. It’s always a joy and a privilege to be of service and to co-create alongside people who are making a difference.From producing content for business owners, publishers and magazines to writing my own books, courses, newsletters and fiction, I love to inspire readers through the power of words.
I'm not taking on any new freelance writing or content production projects or commissions at this time.
Some Testimonials...It’s always a joy working with publishers and people who are making a difference in the world. Here are just some of the lovely comments I’ve received…‘Working with Carol Anne is a smooth process filled with ease and expertise. Carol Anne is wise, punctual and a genius at tidying things up. It’s like having a safe and solid hand on your back. It’s always pure joy to work with her and saves many hours of going back and forth in solitude.’ – Christine Eilvig Spiritual Mentor‘Carol is one of the most reliable writers I’ve ever worked with. She consistently delivers on-time, she uses her initiative to blossom even the weakest of concepts, and her work is absolutely first class.’ – Karl Moore, Author and EntrepreneurThank you very much for your articles, which were brilliant and exactly what we were looking for. Your health article was incredibly successful – the second most read article in July!’- Daisy Henderson, Editor'We have really appreciated all your work and efforts. You truly have been one of our most trustworthy, punctual and quality authors.’ – Jack Hall, Editor'Your article `Meditate for Success’ was published in four ezines and received good feedback from the editors. It also brought lots of traffic to the site.’ -Lynx MediaA selection of my published feature writing is available upon request.
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