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Carol J Forrester loves history, myth, and her farming family. She often exploits all three in her poetry, but no god or relative has demanded she stop so she’s getting away with it for now.

Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named River Ram Press’ short story of the month August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ was published by Ink Pantry. She’s had poems published by ‘Ink, Sweat & Tears’, ‘Ink Pantry’, ‘The Daily Drunk’, and ‘The Drabble’, and a forthcoming poem accepted by The Fieldstone Review for publication in 2021.

Her full length poetry collection ‘It’s All In The Blood’ was published in 2019 and is available for purchase through Amazon or for a signed copy please contact


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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


      • Accidentally Single says

        I like the simplicity of the layout. While most add a plethora of photos, I like that I’m not bombarded with them in efforts for the author to use up white space.

  1. If you are into history, my fantasy setting does evolve from alternate middle ages history. Thanks for visiting and the like. Hope to see you again.

      • I start in late 700AD and start with the idea of what if the Vikings had come to an alternate North America (my fantasy setting) settled and stayed while the old world (Asia, Europe and Africa) remained as it was. Then more changes began. You can see my developed timeline here for more:

        This is the basis for the setting. The story itself takes place after 1500AD. So lots more timeline to share.

        • So it actually takes place right at the end of the medieval era just starting into the early modern era. After Columbus ‘discovered’ America.

          • Early Renaissance, but some events happen to change Columbus ever discovering the new world… but then again from the view of the novels, who knows what happened that way? ;c) I’ll have to expidite my writing of Den Lange Vinteren.

  2. Your blog reminds me, beauty is in simplicity, loving the content you offering and this a beautiful introduction on your about! Looking forward to reading more of your work dear. Cheers!

  3. Hi Carol,

    I’ve shared one of your post about balanced on a blade’s edge on twitter and followed you as well. Is it possible I could contact you for a possible conversation about posting my content in your guest author page, that is if you still accept guest post. Thanks Carol, looking forward for your reply.

    • Thank you for the share. I’m actually about to start up a series of guest posts every Wednesday, beginning in October. The theme is the most difficult moment you’ve faced as a writer and how you moved past that.
      Would this be something you’re interested in?

  4. Hello Carol! What a lovely blog you have, with a real creative’s eye and spirit. I saw you subscribed to – thanks!
    I just wanted to let you know that that’s a static site and doesn’t post new content very often, so you might never hear a peep from it again. However, I have two other sites I post on every week, which might interest you: – writing and publishing advice – my creative series The Undercover Soundtrack
    And if you’d like to hear about upcoming releases and special offers, there’s my newsletter
    If these links have infringed your spam policy, I won’t be offended if you delete this comment – I just couldn’t find another way to say hello in return. Thanks for your interest in my work and I hope you fulfil your ambition to complete a longform work. Best of everything

    • Hi Roz, I feel like I may already follow nail your novel. The name rings a bell and I do read the posts from time to time as they’re useful when working on Shadow Dawn. Thanks for dropping by to say hi, I do appreciate it. Please have a poke around if you’ve got time. I love hearing what people think of the site and the writing. 😊

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  6. Wow, this is quite the impressive, not to mention intimidating. Looking forward to going through updates! Keep blogging 🙂

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  8. Lovely to learn more about you, Carol. You have some wonderful publishing testaments to the quality of your writing. Good luck with your projects. I’ll be keeping an eye out. 🙂

  9. Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall
    look of your site is fantastic, as well as the content!

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  11. Tyler Reagan says

    Hello I just read your blog on Shropshire witches and wanted to let you know that I am the descendent of Kathryn Garner who was tried for witchcraft in 1636 in Shrewsbury, her sister in-law was tried the year before. Keep digging I think you may find more people who were accused than originally thought. I can share my sources if you would like

    • Hi Tyler. I did come across Kathryn but I wasn’t able to verify any sources before I wrote the article. If you could share yours that would be really helpful. She is included in new poetry collection I’m working on, but without being able to find her in the source materials I wasn’t comfortable adding her to the article.
      I’m planning to return to the topic once I’ve finished NaNoWriMo so there may be another article at some point if I find more. Thank you for getting in touch.

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