Carolyn Wren

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2014 - My home was severely damaged by a terrible bushfire and I took a twelve month sabatical from all things writing related.

2009 - I sat at the computer and wrote my very first words of fiction

2015 - I published three more books, and was a finalist in six more writing contests. Unfortunately, one month after my latest release, my publisher ceased trading and all my published books were withdrawn from all points of sale. 

Carolyn Wren

2016- 2017 Still writing!  I took another sabatical as my husband needed major heart surgery.  Thankfully he recovered really well.  In brighter news,  I won the Washington Romance Writers 'Marlene' contest, the 2016 Northwest Houston Lone Star Contest, and the 2016 Rebecca Contest. Plus,  I'm working with a wonderful Australian Publisher, Serenity Press. 

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2013 - With seven books in the process of being published, I figured I wasn't really busy enough, so I threw myself into the organising of the RWA Annual conference. To my utter delight and shock, at the very same event, I won the 'Ella' award  for Romantic Novella of the year!

2012 - I won the Emerald and was a finalist in the Daphne.  I wrote my first ever submission letter to a publisher, Secret Cravings Publishing in the USA, and was offered a seven book contract.

Did I always want to be a writer? Absolutely not.  I always loved to read, but trained as a book-keeper and spent my entire working life in the finance section of the mining industry.

In June 2009 something very odd happened. I woke up at 3am with a scene in my head. The inner thoughts and emotions of the main character in this scene were so crystal clear that I scrambled out of bed, raced to the computer and wrote them down.

Seven years,seventeen books, eleven award nominations and five winners trophy's later, and I'm still writing.

I love creating stories. I crave writing, and to anyone else out there who feels the same I say, go for it.  You never know what surprises life has in store.

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Multi Award Winning Author


2011- With ten books sitting on my desktop, I took the plunge and joined the Romance Writers of Australia.  Within a week, I'd entered their prestigious contest 'The Emerald'  for unpublished manuscripts.  Two days later, before my courage deserted me, I entered the International Daphne Du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense

Winning my First Award. 

The 2012 RWA Emerald


When I found myself impulsively entering the Emerald, the Romance Writers of Australia's annual contest for unpublished manuscripts.  I had no idea what I was doing.  The contest coordinator had to instruct me on how to set a margin in a Word document!

When I made it through to the second round of the contest, I was stunned.  When I made it to the finals I was flabbergasted. 

When I won...well, lets just say everyone is very polite when they talk about it, but I know for a fact I staggered up to the stage at the awards ceremony and rambled incoherently for about five minutes in front of three hundred people whilst clutching a trophy in shaking hands.