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!

Serenity Press

About Me


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  Within a week, I'd entered their prestigious contest 'The Emerald'  for unpublished manuscripts.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When I found myself impulsively entering the Emerald, the Romance Writers of Australia's annual contest for unpublished manuscripts.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.

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 Unfortunately, one month after my latest release, my publisher ceased trading and all my published books were withdrawn from all points of sale. 

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.

Memories and Media

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

Carolyn Wren

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.