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 please do subscribe by typing your email into the box on the right (or scroll down if you’re on a phone).

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. Although I was born and brought up in England, I count myself as an honorary Cardiffian.

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

I’ve had two poems published in The High Window journal (Sept 2016) and five poems published in Sarasvati Magazine (May 2017).

The splendiferous artist

Huw Aaron, the official illustrator for the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival, designed my magnificent logo. Visit his website www.huwaaron.com to see more of his work.

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