My name is Rachel Carney. I’m a book-lover, poet, freelance writer and creative writing tutor with a passion for literary events. I read a wide variety of genres, especially historical fiction, literary fiction, crime fiction and poetry.

I spend 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, alongside my work in a local museum, which means I’m quite busy (!) and I’m delighted to be one of the writers awarded a place on the Literature Wales mentoring scheme for 2019.

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How to Start a Book Blog

I’ve 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.

I’ve had poems published in a number of different magazines and journals – see some examples here.

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

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

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