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About caroleparkes

My husband calls me a butterfly because I flit from one hobby to another. Apart from being a wife for 52 years, a mother of three sons, and a grandmother, I'm also an author, genealogist, amateur artist, a lover of most needlecrafts, and occasional poet. Of the above, my most enduring interest has been writing and I hope to be doing it well into old age.

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A Case For Adjectives?


In writing circles experts frown upon using too many adjectives. This is from an English lesson I did many years ago. Oddly enough, I gained a tick for each adjective used. My question is how would this story be without … Continue reading

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INGREDIENTS FOR LASTING LOVE


Ingredients For Lasting Love The one thing in life we all look for is LOVE. Just think of all the songs written about it, like  the Beatles’s song ‘All You Need is Love’ or the thousands of other love songs … Continue reading

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Sprinkling fairy dust


Originally posted on SARAH MARIE GRAYE:
I still have some current editions of The Second Cup in paperback, so I tagged my books with Book Fairies (links to website) stickers and spent the day wandering round the beach at Herne…

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Excerpt from ‘Your last Breath’


Excerpt When she finally settles back at her computer, I decide it’s time to take action. I still need to pull this off quickly and smoothly. Next to a freshly dug flower bed, a shovel catches my eye and inspires … Continue reading

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Introductory Offer on New Tweeting Service Tweets4u


WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU REACH A WIDER AUDIENCE   Now you’ve written your book, it’s time to let the public see it. Why waste your precious time on social media when you can free yourself to write your next … Continue reading

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Three Brilliant Ways for Authors to Co-Promote


  After a discussion in a Facebook author group in late November, I decided to start a co-promotion group called the Tweeting Co-Promotion Group. Not very original, but it says what we do. We’ve been operating just 2 months and … Continue reading

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Tweeting Co-Promotion

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Originally posted on Rainne's Ramblings:
Today I’m going to introduce you to a group, on Facebook, that I am part of. It’s a recently formed group and we are still finding our feet, but it’s a good group with…

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Ray’s Journal: 6th Entry


        This is not an excerpt from ‘Your Last Breath’. It’s more a snapshot of the thoughts and feelings our serial killer, Ray Lang, had in his earlier life. What influenced his later decision to kill? Was … Continue reading

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Swirling Leaves of Autumn’s Wind


Swirling Leaves of Autumn’s Wind Swirling leaves of autumn’s wind Fly and dance in circles, Levitating from the ground They dance around your ankles. Rush indoors, escape the blast Of whipping, churning air. Close the door, ensure it’s fast Time … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 5th Entry


This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to follow. Please read and … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 4th Entry


  This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to follow. Please read … Continue reading

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Journal of a Serial Killer: 3rd Entry


Available here at $2.99 This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 2nd Entry


This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to follow. Please read and … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 1st Entry


This is not an excerpt from ‘Your Last Breath’. It’s more a snapshot of the thoughts and feelings our serial killer, Ray Lang, had in his earlier life. What influenced his later decision to kill? Was it the negative reactions … Continue reading

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Do Murder Thrillers Encourage Some People to Kill


The horrifying news about Jemma Lilley, originally from Lincolnshire, UK, killing autistic boy, Aaron Pajich, at her home in Perth because she wanted to feel euphoric, appalls me. http://ind.pn/2lWh91Z I’m beginning to worry what effect books like my dark thriller … Continue reading

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Different Doesn’t Mean Inferior


  It’s natural to see things from our own viewpoint. Sometimes, it’s from a physical perspective. For instance, a tall person cleaning may see a gathering of dust on an upper shelf while a short person, unable to see that … Continue reading

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MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY MOMENT – 08.28.17


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A Question of Perception


      What Do You Think About Caravans? It has always fascinated me how people from different nations and cultures view caravans, or rather mobile homes as they are more commonly known here now. This difference seems more noticeable … Continue reading

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Lancashire Humour -Wet, Wet, Wet


We walked out of the chippy unable to speak, we had tears in our eyes. It was not the price or an Atlantic Cod shortage causing this emotional moment, we had just said goodbye to Mr Chow, proprietor of Chow’s … Continue reading

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