My name is Yvonne Christina Carsley. I was born in Hope Hospital (now called Salford Royal) in the city of Salford in 1977 and from a young age had an interest in all things literary. Always an avid reader my childhood was spent soaking up the tales of Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton and Judy Blume. I always loved the way that simple printed words on paper could conjure up such vivid worlds. I rode in the ear of the BFG, shared the power of Matilda, had adventures with the Famous Five and planted seeds in the Secret Garden.

As a teenager my tastes expanded and more often than not I could be discovered anywhere and everywhere with a book in my hand. And it would likely be something by Stephen King. Books have been a major factor in my life but for a while all I did was read them. Though I enjoyed any lesson that involved creative writing I never did it with any serious intention. It was inevitable that this state would change and it did.

As a teenager I went through a typical phase of writing bad poetry. I scribbled endless verses full of anguish and pain, which thankfully I had the good sense to destroy. I then turned my attention to story writing and not certain I could take on the task of a full-sized novel I dabbled in short stories, using them to hone my skills. Twelve years ago I decided to take the plunge and began writing my first novel. I haven't looked back since. I have completed a book of poetry and am currently writing my tenth fantasy novel (though this one is kind of in limbo at the moment as I can't quite figure out how to proceed with it).

I still have a liking for poetry and these pieces have been published in anthologies:

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My first fantasy novel, The Gathering of the U'Narai, is available for purchase on Kindle (with a new jacket image) and from Lulu as a paperback, and there is a selection of my photographic work available for purchase from Redbubble.


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Around 2009 I took a break from writing my fantasy novels in order to concentrate on other projects. I have been writing a series of erotic books, which you will find listed on my other site (see the link below), and are available for purchase as ebooks on Amazon and Smashwords. Please be aware that they are not suitable for young people.


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At the beginning of 2014 I started uploading the rest of my fantasy novels to Smashwords and Amazon. That task is now complete. You can now view and/or purchase nine of my finished Free Land Chronicles stories on both of these websites.

I hope you enjoy what I have written so far and that you will keep coming back to check for further information about future work.


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