I’m Carlie, a country housewife living in Oxfordshire with my husbands and two teenaged daughters.
Whilst I aspire to complete and fabulous country-housewifery, real life gets in the way.
I work as a Girl Friday for lots of lovely people, and also with my husband, in our family stove-fitting business (SJL Services).
I love to write. I have written for various magazines and websites, specialising in nature and travel writing with the odd bit on animal and child-wrangling thrown in.
I’m currently looking for representation for my #SSF novel, ‘The Badly Born’, which was longlisted for the #BNAKids 2017. It’s about the complicit exploitation of the poor and disenfranchised by the ruling class.
The story is about teenager Maddie Faulks, who is desperate to discover the fate of her family, but she’s trapped in a British Welfare Camp and has just days before she must take the Shilling, and be sold into the army.
I’m also looking for representation for my shiny new Modern Gothic Novel ‘The Secrets of Sparkwoods’. Like ‘The Little Stranger’ (Sarah Waters) meets The Cazalet Chronicles (Elizabeth Jane Howard), set in an enchanted Oxfordshire village manor, in 2016.
I’m a @CBCreative Alumni (Christopher Wakling, 2017).
You can find me on Twitter, @MrsCarlieLee
Or on FB – www.facebook.com/carlieleewriter