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Created to Read is here to help you decide which book to pick up next, but also to encourage you to get out there and enjoy meeting other book-minded people. I hope to inspire you to attend literary events for yourself, and to have a go at writing too. If you like what you see click here to subscribe.

About Me – Rachel Carney

I’m a book lover, poet and freelance writer with a passion for literary events. I read a wide variety of genres, especially historical fiction, literary fiction, crime fiction and poetry.

Based in Cardiff, I spend my working days in a library, and my free time consuming as many books and attending as many literary events as my budget will allow. I’m also currently completing an MA in Creative Writing, which means I’m quite busy! Although I was born and brought up in England, I count myself as an honorary Cardiffian.

I’m also a freelance writer and you can see examples of my work here:

I’ve had poems published in Ink, Sweat and Tears, The High Window Journal, Sarasvati Magazine, The Open Mouse, The Ekphrastic Review and ‘I am not a silent poet’. I was also longlisted in the Indigo Dreams Poetry Pamphlet Competition in 2017.

I’ve also self-published a book – How to Start a Book Blog: A Step by Step Guide, with advice for anyone interested in book blogging or anyone planning to create a writer’s website.

The artistHuw Aaron, the official illustrator for the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival, designed my magnificent logo.

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