Thursday, July 12, 2012

Carole Anne Carr's FIRST WOLF

Carole Anne Carr is promoting her book FIRST WOLF, a children’s quest adventure story set in 8th century Northumbria, by making the ebook edition *free* today and tomorrow (12th and 13th July). You can get it from:
Amazon US
Amazon UK


Toland, a twelve year old Anglo-Saxon boy must kill his first wolf to be accepted by his kinsmen but he is lame. Hill tribes attack his settlement and his father goes to find the King who is away fighting the border wars. Toland must protect his family and find his father. With his faithful hound Bodo by his side, he guides his family to safety, Rescued from drowning by a slave girl who met her death before he was born, he survives the first Viking attack of Lindisfarne and is given the task of carrying the Lindisfarne Gospels to safety at Durham. While full of adventure, action, and mystery, this is a young boy’s rite of passage that involves the killing of his first wolf and his survival in the destructive adult world in which he lives. In this early history are the boy’s otherworldly helpers who are everywhere around him, and central to this story is Toland’s dedication to fulfilling his promise to the monks of Lindisfarne, despite the threats to his life that this single-minded focus brings.


Carole is a member of The Society of Authors, Nat. Assoc. of Writers in Education, National Children’s University (Shropshire), Society of Storytelling, Women in Rural Business, Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, W.I. Speaker, and the author of First Wolf, Little Boy Good-for-Nothing and the Shongololo, Candle Dark, Thin Time, and River Dark.

In her own words ...
"I'm an author and independent publisher of four children's books: two historical fiction, one fantasy, and one picture book. My early years were spent as a bank teller in Africa, then as teacher, owner of an art and craft business, poet, creative writing tutor, actress and Third Order Franciscan. I held the Office of Reader in the Church of England before beginning my writing career. I'm working on sequels to my children's books. I have taught poetry and other aspects of creative writing, been Deputy head of a Shropshire primary school for nearly twenty years, and I’m a member of the Society of Authors, the National Association of Writers in Schools, and W.I. Speaker."

12 comments:

DeniseCovey _L_Aussie said...

I just downloaded and tweeted it!

Cally Jackson said...

Sounds like Toland will have a nice, easy childhood - not! But who wants to read about easy? :-)

Thanks for letting us know about First Wolf, Rach! :-)

Carole Anne Carr said...

Thank you so much, Rachel for your very kind support. Carole.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Love the photo. Good luck Carole, sounds like a really compelling read.

meradeth said...

The author sounds interesting, as does the book! Thanks for sharing!

Joshua said...

Downloaded (well...sent to my iPad at home) and emailed it out to a mailing list. Thanks!

Mina Burrows said...

Sounds awesome! Going to download it now. Thanks for sharing. :)

Allison said...

It certainly sounds like it has some interesting plot points!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Trisha said...

I've added it to my Cloud Reader. Thanks Carole Anne!!

Gwen Gardner said...

What an interesting life! The book sounds interesting and the cover is awesome, too. Congrats on First Wolf:)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I missed the free days but this book is very interesting.

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations to Carole Anne! I loved Thin Time, and this book sounds just as exciting!