A matrimonial solicitor for 30 years Caroline recently left the law to pursue more literary interests, which included completing an OU degree in English Literature followed by a temporary job at Mslexia Publishing, a magazine for women who write. Still practising as a family mediator, she is also currently working on a creative writing project in collaboration with a local Care Home. Caroline has always scribbled in secret but in the last few years has had some publishing success with life-writing, interviews, book reviews and short stories. Her writing has appeared in an anthology of short stories, Writing Magazine and The Newcastle Journal as well as legal journals. A fan of the short story genre she was thrilled when Alice Munro's 'Dear Life' anthology won the Nobel Prize for Literature. When not writing or working, Caroline enjoys film and theatre, travel, skiing and cycling (but only in good weather).
Caroline Boobis in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?2010 Newcastle upon Tyne
What do you love about Short Stories?As a writer it's the challenge of paring words down to the minimum whilst still creating a great read, and as a reader it's the joy of hopping in and out of different worlds without having to invest time and commitment.
Do you write in other forms?Script and life-writing
What distracts you from writing?The outside world - radio/TV noise, family and social demands.
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Drama, film, good food and wine, travel.
What is your favourite book?The Grapes of Wrath
Who are your favourite writers?John Steinbeck, Jane Austen and Hilary Mantel
Where is your dream location?Galapogos Islands
What one item would you put into Room 101?the word 'like' followed by a question mark, as in 'it's like, so cool?'
Do you have any advice for new writers?Don't be shy; be prepared to put your writing out there and keep on doing it.
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