I'm Carol Anne Strange, author of the reader-acclaimed novel Light Weaver, among other books, and a writer of arts, lifestyle and UK travel features for magazines.I have over 35 years experience in the creative industries involving writing, publishing, art, photography and film. As an arts practitioner and creativity facilitator, it's a joy to share the benefits of art and writing for self-expression, well-being and creative fulfilment through my inspiration days and courses.Take a look round this website to find out more about me. If you have any questions or would like to work with me, please get in touch.

My features have been published in a wide range of magazines to include the following...

A brief biography...

I’m Carol Anne Strange, and I'm an author, feature writer, story maker , arts practitioner and creativity facilitator.My professional writing journey began in the mid 1980s 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, and have helped other fledgling writers achieve publication and success.After graduating in 2011 with a Masters in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, 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. I've also had non-fiction books published such as Start and Run an Internet Business (Little Brown).As a freelance writer, my words have appeared in magazines to include Breathe, Gather, Coast, Lancashire Life and Teen Breathe, to name a few.As well as writing, I have over 35 years experience in the creative industries involving publishing, art, photography and film. As a writing mentor, arts practitioner and creativity facilitator, it's a joy to encourage and inspire people to write and make art - to engage the imagination, express ideas, and to achieve greater fulfilment and well-being.Occasionally, I publish a free newsletter about my creative life and inspiration. Please click on the link below to subscribe.

Books by Carol Anne Strange

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…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.Click here to find out more.

The Alchemy of Night

A collection of writing and illustrations inspired by the hours of darkness...

In this Limited Edition 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...

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.

Beneath a Wishing Moon

Pocket Book Fiction...

One of the author’s most popular short stories, 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.A Special Edition of this book is currently in development, and will feature Carol's art photography.

Art Photography

I enjoy experimenting with creative photography.
Here is a selection of my images...

Woodland Path by CA Strange
Wishing Moon by CA Strange
Soul Window by CA Strange
The Fold by CA Strange
Be by CA Strange
Temples by CA Strange
Three Amigos by CA Strange
Nearly There by CA Strange

Inspirational Courses

Become a freelance writer with the Write for Magazines course. Personal guidance and appraisals provided. Numbers strictly limited.Sorry, registration now closed.

Enchanted Earth is a self-paced course – a journey, which encourages you to step into the natural realms on a regular basis and make space for yourself to embrace mindful presence, inner peace, greater clarity, gentle self-care, and a deep sense of connection with nature and your true self.Sorry, this course is no longer available.

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+ Write a publishable article, guide, blog post or short story.+ Gain confidence and improve your writing skills.+ Find suitable markets for your articles or short stories.+ Develop your idea(s) and produce your best writing.+ Have blog posts reviewed and copy checked for posting on your blog or website.Whatever your writing goals, I can help you achieve them...

Receive a detailed, honest and helpful review of your writing tailored to meet your requirements, which includes comments on content, structure, style, presentation, suitability for publication, and relevant guidance to help you produce your best words.

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Send a piece of prose, article, short story or blog posts up to a maximum of 2,000 words in total. Include a brief paragraph about your writing goals and what you hope to gain from the appraisal.

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Send a piece of prose, article, short story or blog posts up to a maximum of 4,000 words in total. Include a brief paragraph about your writing goals and what you hope to gain from the appraisal.

Feedback and appraisal provided by Carol Anne Strange...

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.

"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

"I didn't realise how much I didn't know about writing for publication until receiving mentoring and writing appraisal from Carol Anne Strange. I feel now I do have a chance of getting somewhere. It is great to be able to look back on my work and Carol's feedback. I have felt fully supported throughout. I can’t thank Carol enough for helping me achieve what I never believed I could achieve!"
- Sue Stopforth,
Holistic Equine Bodyworker Practitioner & Writer

How it works...

+ Book and make payment for the writing review and appraisal service that you require.+ Email me with the piece(s) of writing that you would like reviewed and appraised along with a brief paragraph about your writing goals and what you hope to gain from booking a review and appraisal.* I will confirm receipt of your email and will provide detailed feedback within 10 days. Where relevant, I'll also include supplementary guidance sheets and answer any initial questions that you have.If you're unsure about anything or would like to have a quick discussion before you book the service, contact me to receive a free consultation by email.

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Payment Terms:Payment is accepted securely via Paypal. Get in touch if you wish to use an alternative payment method.Once payment is made, you have booked my time and services, and there are no refunds. Please make sure you wish to proceed.Please review the full Terms and Conditions.If you have any questions or would like to discuss your writing goals, send me an email.I look forward to supporting you on your writing journey.

Light Weaver

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.

Light Weaver can be ordered from all good bookshops and from public libraries using the ISBN-13: 978-1899561049The book is also available from:
Amazon UK

Reader Reviews...

‘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.’

The Author

‘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.
+ Awarded an MA Professional Writing (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 Gather, 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.

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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