It took me a long time to come over the Wattpad. I hesitated, mostly because I am pretty old (in my 5th decade). I figured no one would "get" my dated Stevie Nicks references, or understand my obsession with muscle cars. But I was intrigued, and eventually curiosity won out. So, here I am.
and .I am lucky to have had three books traditionally published (YA fiction) with Ronsdale Press and am currently working on my 4th book in this series. (Book info here: http://ronsdalepress.com/authors/carol-anne-shaw/ )
I have been writing since I was a little kid. I used to pound away on the old IBM Selectric, while hiding out under the dining room table. (I still like to hide when I write.) Back then, I wrote really terrible horse stories. I hope I have improved a little since then.
I came over to explore Wattpad because I love the idea of sharing stories with other authors, both seasoned, and those who are brand new to the craft. I find writers to be a pretty supportive bunch, and really, no matter what our level of wordsmithery we find ourselves at, we oughta have each other's backs.
I'm a big fan of words, stories, people, and life in general, especially tales about average people doing average things. Because the ordinary, is often anything but.
I am a Marmite aficionado, a lover of quality socks, a ridiculously early riser, a shameless eavesdropper, a seasoned people watcher and a big time animal lover.
I also like cars...British ones and muscle cars. A car is usually featured somewhere in any story I write. One day I will own a Morris Minor. Yes...I will.
I live on Vancouver Island in BC in a tiny rural community where bears, deer, raccoon, and occasionally, cougar, wander through our property. It's pretty awesome.
- Vancouver Island, BC, CANADA
- JoinedJanuary 5, 2019