Caroline HardakerCaroline Hardaker lives in the north east of England and writes quite a lot of things. She earned her BA (English Literature) and MA (Cultural and Heritage Studies) from Newcastle University, and her main problem is limiting herself to one idea at once, or maybe two ideas, or three…

Caroline’s poetry has been published worldwide, most recently or forthcoming in Magma, The Interpreter’s House, The Emma Press, Neon Magazine, Shoreline of Infinity, and Eyewear Publishing’s Best New British and Irish Poets 2018. This blog was set up in late 2015, and you can see her publication credits since then via the Poems and Stories section. Her first poetry collection (Bone Ovation) was released in October 2017 by Valley Press, and her second (Little Quakes Every Day) will be published by Valley Press in winter 2019.

Her non-fiction work has been published widely in print and online (some under her maiden name Caroline Brown), mostly exploring a philosophical issue or two. She still dips into a spot of freelance journalism when an issue tickles her. Caroline has also worked with various organisations and community groups to advocate the holistic benefits of writing and making. She currently works as a content manager for Newcastle University in the north east of England.

Caroline is is a poetry and drama reviewer for the Three Drops From a Cauldron e-zine, and is also the In-House blogger for Mud Press. She recently completed her first literary science fiction novel (more news on that soon!) and is currently working on her second, and a graphic novel too (she does like to multitask).

Her next grand plan will be to learn how to invent a time machine, so that she can keep up with her creative to-do list, but as yet her thought cloud is a bit too full and buzzy to work this one out. Oh well.

If you’d like to get in touch, you can reach Caroline by:

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On Twitter: @carolinehwrites




(Photos of Caroline by Envela Castel)