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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#inverleithpark #edinburgh #cygnets ...

This #sundayreading is a dual time frame #novel set in #edinburgh, with disrupted families and dead bodies. Enjoying it so far. #bookstagram #sundayreads #booklover ...

I’ve been researching time travel for a new project. Gateau thinks my #reading is exhausting #catsofinstagram #booklover #writingcommunity ...

#edinburgh from #carltonhill ...

Having raced through Memento Mori this week, I’m now on a voyage of reacquaintance with Muriel Spark. Today’s #sundayreading is The Finishing School. Loving the sparse writing and brilliant characterisation #sundayreads #booklover #booksworthreading #bookstagram ...

#princesstreet #edinburgh #covid deserted ...

Today’s #sundayreading is middle grade fantasy with parallel worlds, gender fluidity and three young heroes on a quest. Beautiful writing too. What more could anyone ask for a #sunday in #lockdown? #amreading #bookstagram #booklover #booksthatmatteruk ...

As Britain descends into a nation of snoopers I thought it was a good time for this #sundayreading. Set in Second World War, two young boys spy on their families. Expecting lots of slapstick and anarchy from the amazing Michael Frayn. #sundayreads #amreading #bookstagram #books ...

#catsofinstagram #profound #philosophy #readingwithcats ...

#edinburgh in the #springtime. ...

#writersofinstagram #writingwithcats My cat Gateau is very puzzled by #scrivener #amwriting ...

This #sundayreading is back to an old faithful the great #terrypratchett . This is a stand-alone (I think) and so far so good though I. An see it’s not going to be a distraction from apocalyptic events after all #sundayreading #amreading #amreadingfantasy #bookstagram #booksworthreading #books #booklover ...

Maybe Gateau needs glasses. A bit close ...

This morning Gateau is helping me read over what I wrote yesterday #amwriting #writingwithcats #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity ...

This #sundayreading is another attempt at keeping spirits up during #lockdown #covi̇d19 with some #humour #bookstagram #sundayreads #booksworthreading #books #amreading ...

View from my study window middle of a sunny, Sunday morning. Roads and pavements deserted. #coronavid19 #lockdown #edinburgh ...

Oxygenating the brain, #cat style #catsofinstagram ...

This #sundayreading chosen as something light - and it is funny, but there is also a lot going on. Fans of #janeausten will love it too. Thanks @greatbigjar for the recommendation #sundayreads #bookstagram #booksworthreading #book #booklover #amreading ...

My blog this month hopes to cheer you up #bookstagram #booklist #booksworthreading https://carolinedeacon.com/a-time-for-cheerfulness-my-top-twenty-at-least-funny-reads/ ...

This #sundayreads was going to be a funny, but... look what arrived!!! #awesome #bookstagram #booksworthreading #books
It’s about #shakespeare son #hamnet and so far it’s completely immersive
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Latest From My Blog

Top Ten Post Apocalyptic Novels

As I write this, the world is gripped by Corona Virus madness, panic, meltdown.... I'd always intended to write a list of the best post-apocalyptic books, but the timing did seem off. Was this really in good taste, I asked myself? But apparently books about pandemics...

A Time for cheerfulness: My Top Twenty (at least!) Funny Reads

I was going to blog this month about post apocalyptic novels, but as we seem to be living through an apocalypse anyway it began to feel a bit like bad taste. Also, who wants to read worse case scenarios when we're in the midst of them? No, I reckon what we need now is...

10 Best YA Books of the Decade

Last month's blog featured my top fifteen books of the decade. I was originally intending to limit this to ten, which was impossible, and the only way I could keep it down to fifteen was to save all the YA favourites for their own, special list. So here we go, and no,...

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