This week Vanessa is back from her trip to Italy – woo! In addition to suffering from jetlag, she found some time to chats with Carla Caruso, who writes romantic comedy novels, sometimes with a touch of cosy mystery. Previously she worked as a magazine and newspaper journalist, including in Sydney.
Heralding from Adelaide, she’s been published by Penguin and HarperCollins. Her books include A Pretty Mess, Catch of the Day, Second Chance, and more. Recently she told a tale online—about a mermaid stuck in the city—via daily Facebook and Instagram posts @mermadelaide for the SA Writers Centre’s digital-writer-in-residence program. Carla’s also part of the Seasoned With Romance writers’ group, which put out free ebook anthologies seasonally, including Summer Daze and Winter Heat.
Carla has written several books and talks to us about her career as a journalist and author of fiction. Carla also edits Hearts Talk for the Romance Writers of Australia, and she shares some tips on romance writing in general, too.