Hi! I'm Cara. That's me reading—something I do a lot.
When I'm not reading, I'm writing, gardening, or staring out of the window.
I also work with other people's words. Weeding words, growing them, making sure they blossom.
My history of words:
British-German: The war comes up A LOT.
Now living in rural Luxembourg. Moien!
Was once a Glasgow Girl, hen.
Went to Oxford, got into the ivory tower, and found it wanting.
Who I work with:
People (mostly), usually at communication agencies, literary consultancies, nonprofit organisations, B2B and B2C companies, news outlets, and publishing houses in Luxembourg, the UK, and elsewhere in Europe.
Stuff I think about:
The ways in which mythic stories can be re-imagined and how past and present concepts of the nonhuman can inform us about our perceptions of ourselves as humans. (Okay, so some of the Oxford stuff stuck.)
Check out some of my words:
My novel, Midnights in Marble, was shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Pencil Prize 2019.
My short story, Goewin, is published in Fly on the Wall's Identity Magazine.
I wrote a short story, A is for Askafroa, in response to an illustration by Katherine Soutar, which will be published in The Dawntreader (Indigo Dreams Publishing). More work forthcoming in Misplacement Magazine.
Read my essay on concepts of time and the climate crisis in Sage Magazine.