Carol M. Salter is an author of contemporary fantasy, paranormal and Sci-Fi novels, selling globally. Currently, she has seven independantly published novels for sale via Waterstones and her Estore including; the Witch on the Warpath trilogy, set in Kent, and the 18+ Aquasapien series. Her work is also avialable on kindle.
In the summer of 2023, Carol is set to release her first picture book, Chicken Wizard. With more to follow in this genre, and another novel in editing, Between Here & Hell, its proving to be an exciting year.
In 2021, Carol founded the Inspirations Writers Group, which she still facilitates to this day. Based at Westgate Library, they meet on the 4th Saturday of every month at 10.30. Carol publishes members works in the form of group anthologies. In 2021, their anthology Green, won the Denise Robertson National Anthology Award.
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Carol M. Salter writes young adult urban fantasy, 18+ military action adventure Sci-Fi, paranormal thrillers and fantasy picture books for younger readers.
She does a monthly blog, is a comprehensive Trip Adviser Reviewer, and has her own YouTube Podcast channel.
She runs master classes and gives talks and lectures on all aspects of writing from the initial first draft to publishing methods.
Family with limited income but parents who stood by each other.
Mother illiterate and didn't understand the value of a good education because she had none.
Latchkey kid from the age of eight. Fiercely independent.
Writing the poem for my sister's mock CSE English paper. I was 11. She received a B+
When I later produced the same poem in class a couple of years later. I got a C and the note "could do better."
Started reading Sci-Fi in primary school. Read all of Asimov at 11yrs old. Out-read the local libraries by the time I left school. I'd already started writing poetry from the age of ten and continued, dabbling in writing along the way. Only success was in professional reviews.
Was reading a book when that eureka moment hit. "Why am I reading when I could be writing instead?"
A word, a phrase, a title, a mood, a scene, a person.
Winning the Faversham Eye essay competition in 2021. Life After Covid, short story now for sale on Amazon 77p.
Someone approaching me at an event, telling me they love my work and wanting more. Receiving my first gift from my first fan.
The launch of a new aspect in my writing. Picture books for younger readers. Chicken Wizard due out this summer. Followed by Shea Pingle and the Swarm.
Someone turning my work into film, cartoon, TV.
All Sci-Fi paranormal and fantasy authors. Too many to count.
I have meet Terry Pratchett, one of my hero's.
Also Brain Aldiss, who kissed me!
In no particular order.
Eating chocolate without gaining weight
stroking cats etc
Loving my husband and son to pieces - not literally.
Completing a successful book launch
Someone saying they like my work
Riding my Harley
Not growing old.
I have no barrier physical or otherwise between my thoughts and my mouth.
Your choices in life are up to you - no one else. Do something, or do nothing. They are both still choices made.
Go out there and run the world.