Twice featured on Wattpad's Editors' Pick list.

Published author of three novels for young adults (Ronsdale Press: http://ronsdalepress.com/authors/carol-anne-shaw/

It took me a while to get here, mostly because I figured no one would get my dated Stevie Nicks references or appreciate my obsession with muscle cars. But curiosity won out, and I now consider myself a full-on Wattpaddian.

I love the idea of sharing stories with other writers, both seasoned veterans of the craft as well as those just starting out. Writers are mostly a pretty supportive bunch and no matter what our level of wordsmithery, it's nice to have each other's backs.

Marmite, that quintessential British foodstuff we either love or hate, is probably my spirit animal. I am also a lover of quality socks, am a stupidly early riser, a shameless eavesdropper and a huge animal lover. I love authenticity, hate pretension, and will be the person at the party who hides out in the back yard and talks to the dog.

I've had a lot of different jobs over the years, the longest, a 13-year stint teaching high school art. Now I teach creative writing part-time, write reviews for BC Bookworld, and do some freelance editing on the side.

If you made it this far, thank you. If you didn't, I understand; I do tend to prattle on.
  • Vancouver Island, BC, CANADA
  • JoinedJanuary 5, 2019



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WriterOnTheIsland WriterOnTheIsland Aug 16, 2019 11:53PM
THE VAN GOGH EFFECT (Sequel to THE PICASSO PROJECT), is full steam ahead. Very excited about this story. Thanks for all the Eddie, Jasmine and Maya love, friends.https://www.wattpad.com/story/196656...
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Stories by Carol Anne Shaw
THE PICASSO PROJECT ✔️ by WriterOnTheIsland
THE PICASSO PROJECT ✔️
The rules are simple when you live in your car like 18-year-old Eddie Dumont does: lay low, trust no one, and...
THE PECULIAR LANGUAGE OF LLAMAS by WriterOnTheIsland
THE PECULIAR LANGUAGE OF LLAMAS
* A Wattpad Editors' Pick (Spring /2019) * Fourteen-year-old Myles is having a rough time. Not only has his m...
ranking #76 in journal See all rankings
THE VAN GOGH EFFECT by WriterOnTheIsland
THE VAN GOGH EFFECT
(Sequel to THE PICASSO PROJECT) *** Coming this fall *** Eddie Dumont has to keep pinching himself. Has...
ranking #5 in artschool See all rankings
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