Hi, I’m Carol Balawyder. I write women’s fiction and domestic crime novels.

My  Getting to Mr. Right Series helped me process my anger and hurt after my marriage fell apart while my mother and sister’s deaths pulled me to write  Mourning Has Broken – a memoire on grief.

I am currently retired from teaching Corrections and Police Technology – a criminologist interested in the psycho-socio-political-economical aspects of crime.

So far, I have two crime novels: Warning Signs, A psychological suspense novel and Just Before Sunrise, a coming of age, domestic crime novel.

My dog Bau, is at times my PR agent, my writing/photography project and muse. His utterly unembarrassed confidence keeps me balanced and adds a touch of humor to my life.

I also post interviews with writers on how they got published, short posts on famous writers’ desks, Female Nobel Prize Winners for literature, femme fatales, My India, Ten Great First Dates and some of my own short stories as well as book reviews of bloggers I follow. Feel free to browse and perhaps connect.

Thank you for stopping by.


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  1. Carol, you’re a peach taking the time to check out my blog About Me. I look forward to our interview on How I Got Published.Please let me know your address so I may sent a couple of books to you. Kindle has a code I can send or I can mail paperbacks from my collection at home. Let’s be friends, okay?



    • Hi Charmaine,
      Such a lovely e-mail. I wouldn’t mind receiving a paperback from you. Although I read quite a bit on my Kindle I still prefer paper copies. Thank you for your warm offer of friendship. Yes, let’s be friends. 🙂


  2. I am happy to have met you via our mutual friend Debby Gies, who I see has helped you find your perfect book cover. You are an accomplished author, as I’ve seen poking around on your website. Thank you for visiting mine today, Carol. You are always welcome.


  3. How’d I miss reading about YOU before? Fascinating, the twists and turns that lead us to writing. I’ve just finished reading Missi’s dating adventures and reviewed the book on your Amazon page. Fabulous read!

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      • I also love meeting other wonderful writers through our blogs. It’s one of the great perks of writing and blogging. It’s such an inspiration and motivation to connect with other writers and to encourage each other. Thanks for being here, Pamela! 🙂


  4. Hi Carol, I’ve read Not By Design and would like to post a review on my blog. If you would like I can include some additional information that is listed on my review policy at . I loved Not By Design and read it in one sitting. I could not put it down. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. My contact information is also listed in my review Policy. Thanks so much.
    PS I will also post a review on Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, and Goodreads.

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  5. Do you have a paperback version of Not by Design book, Carol? I am on Amazon and cannot find a link to paperback and would like to purchase your book! Hopefully, you may be able to get back to me soon. . . There’s only a Kindle version so far. . . hugs, Robin xo

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    • Thank you so much Robin, for your interest in my book Not By Design. Unfortunately, I only have an e-book version. The Kindle version however can be downloaded on different devices. Hugs to you too, xxx


  6. What a great story, Carol! Very moving and interesting! Brings back in the years I did everything, mostly all the mistakes, studying, living with mum and not listening to her righteous words, oooh, we women we do go through lots of stories, books can be written, yeah, we have lots to write about hahaha! I need to read all about that dating, if only you got my story right in dating hehe! I am so glad we found each other. I need to keep my going with my mouse at other titles on yours,. I am going to read a bit now. Thank you for joining me and I am glad I joined you too. Let the journey take its toll. Happy Weekend!

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    • Thank you for guiding me to your incredibly beautiful tribute to your brother. It is one of the most touching pieces of writing that I have read regarding the death of a loved one. You are a very talented writer and I am so appreciative of you and your meditative voice. Thank you.


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