Composite Creatures – my debut novel in 2021

The cat is OFFICIALLY out of the bag! I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that my debut novel, Composite Creatures, will be published by Angry Robot on May 11th 2021. I’ve been keeping my lip buttoned on this one since the beginning of the year, but now that it’s out there in The Bookseller,…

Why it’s ok to stop

This month’s blog is late, but for good reason. When something happens, something deep and changing, it’s difficult to focus. Difficult to concentrate. As someone that writes for a living every day, writes for pleasure, writes for the sheer love of it – I’ve barely set a word down in a month. And that’s ok….

Daisies

A little reminder that things are always growing, even when you don’t expect it:   Old Age Sitting silent still. Low to earth, resting old bones. The daisies still grow. © Caroline Hardaker 2016 I wrote this haiku years ago and it was shared on a large poetry website. The website had technical difficulties and…