CAROLINE DEACON

Writer, reader, creative writing tutor

Welcome to my website. Here you’ll find out about the books I write for young adult and middle grade readers, plus information about creative writing workshops and visits. Thanks for dropping by.

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#throwbackthursday to May 2019 #sunset over the #summerisles from #ullapool - basically cos I’m dead excited....going there tomorrow! My #happyplace #writingretreat ...

Pickles from @twiggyandpickles having the #pentlandhills all to himself. Gloomy skies over #edinburgh in background. He looks like a proper #patterdaleterrier somewhere in the hills ...

This #sundayreading has been around for a while but I’ve not read it before. Already loving the voice. What a genius #sundayreads #amreading ...

#throwbackthursday to this day in 2018 and Loch Katrine. It was a beautiful day, we walked around and had a cream tea in the cafe. Simple pleasures #lochkatrine #trossachsnationalpark #trossachs ...

This #sundayreading is a captivating exhilarating read with Shakespearean acting dynasties, twins, fourth wall.... all sorts of delights. #sundayreads #amreading ...

Waiting for inspiration.....#amwritingfiction #blackcatsofinstagram #blackcatsrule ...

#throwbackthursday to two years ago when our lives got slightly busier thanks to the arrival of two maniacs. #blackcatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram ...

Cycled my trusty new bike up to Princes Street Gardens and watched the tumbleweed.... #lockdownlife #lockdown2021 #lockdownemptystreets #edinburgh #amcycling ...

#pentlandhills #pentlands #walking #walkingthedog #puppiesofinstagram #dogstagram ...

This #sundayreading needs careful attention, but I’m finding it to be a completely different take on the usual #howtowriteabook #sundayreads #amwriting #amwritingfiction ...

#throwbackthursday to April 2018 and visiting #keukenhof in #holland to see the #tulips ...

This #sundayreading is a new release from one of my favourite #crimefiction writers. Set in #tasmania loving it so far #sundayreads #amreadingthrillers #amreading ...

#throwbackthursday to April 2011 and we nearly moved permanently to #hongkong. It had its attractions to be sure #whatmighthavebeen ...

Just as I was thinking off knocking off early #writingwithcats #blackcatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #amwriting ...

Having attended a fabulous weekend workshop on #picturebook #writing with #amysparkes @sparkes_amy - here is my homework. Very enjoyable too #bookhaul #amwritingchildrensbooks ...

This #sundayreading is thoroughly weird and scary. Cannot imagine it being published as children’s book today. I’m gripped though. Thanks @kramblings for your creepy suggestion. #sundayreads #amreading ...

#throwbackthursday to this time three years ago, in #puglia - this amazing thousand year old #olivetree near #fasano ...

Nothing like settling down for a lovely bath with a choice of #sundayreading . All three books have different appeal. #nonfiction history of British Isles through cheese, classic #mg #childrensbooks and #shortstories ...

Don’t think I’ve been so excited by an official envelope since my Highers results. #covidvacccine ...

This week’s #throwbackthursday goes a long way back to a #view of the #cairngorms from #lochmorlich after a day’s #skiing. My mum’s car with our skis strapped on the roof ...

Latest From My Blog

Editing tips and writing help – extracts from April newsletter

April: Editing tips. I'm nearing the end of yet another draft of a middle grade novel which I've been writing for.... oh at least three centuries it feels like. (Actually I've just checked and I started my first ever draft of this in 2017.) I realise now that I prefer...

Top Ten Road Trip Books

There is a bit of a theme developing here with these blogs. A yearning to get back out into the world. Not surprising really. Anyway this month's blog is about Road Trips. Stories often involve a 'quest', and therefore there are many brilliant books which feature road...

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