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

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.

Featuring my dog Bau, as a category on my blog, is fairly recent. He is my current writing/photography project and muse. His utterly unembarrassed confidence keeps me balanced and adds a touch of humour 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, the lighter Ten Great First Dates and some of my own short stories as well as book reviews. Feel free to browse and perhaps connect.

I am currently working on a second crime novel (Only the Lonely) and peddling the first (Warning Signs) to agents and publishers.

Thank you for stopping by.

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127 thoughts on “Author

  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?

    Charmaine

    • 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!

    • Thanks so much, Pamela. I’ve also left a comment of The Right Wrong Man on Amazon and Goodreads. I really read it fast…it was that kind of interesting book for me.

      • 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 https://michelleclementsjames.com/review-policy-and-rating-system/ . 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.
    Michelle
    PS I will also post a review on Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, and Goodreads.

  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

    • 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!

  7. Happy to see how you’ve expanded your blog. We’re not just authors. We have lives and hardships and happiness to share in addition to our creative endeavors.

  8. Pingback: Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Favourite things with Carol Balawyder’s Bau | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

  9. What a fascinating life you’ve led, Carol!
    Love to read about your “cheminement” to date!
    Will enjoy getting to know you, of that I’m sure!

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