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Caroline Green is an experienced freelance journalist who has written stories since she was a little girl. She vividly remembers a family walk when she was ten years old when she was so preoccupied with thoughts of her new ‘series’ that she almost walked into a tree.
Caroline’s stories tend to grow from a particular atmosphere, in the case of Dark Ride, it was the image of a grotty and unloved seaside town in the middle of winter, where a lonely boy sat hunched on a bench, staring out to sea . . .
Caroline is a self-confessed ‘book geek’ and found that as her two young boys grew she began to take a serious interest in children’s and YA fiction. Her first writing in this genre won the teen category of a competition run by Little Tiger Press at the Winchester Writer’s Conference in 2009.
Finding time to write with two children and a job isn’t always easy but Caroline works on the principle that writing is a bit like knitting a scarf: if you just do a little bit whenever you can, before you know it, you’ll have something growing in a satisfying way before your eyes.
Caroline lives in North London with her husband, two sporty sons and one very bouncy labrador retriever.
The thrilling follow-up to the award-winning Cracks, Fragments is a taut, suspenseful and fast-paced thriller set in a near future Britain in which the authorities want to crush Kyla's very freedom and brainwash her in order to tap into her immense talents both physical and mental. Kyla has other ideas of course and will stop at nothing to get to the truth. If you loved Hunger Games and are yearning for something special to read then Cracks followed by Fragments are not to be missed.
A dark, psychological drama to clutch every reader. If something is lost, Tara knows where to find it. But her strange gift has brought nothing but trouble, so when mean girl Melodie Stone disappears, the last thing Tara wants to do is find her. But the dark images in her head just won't go away . . .
Cal's world splinters apart when he finds out he's been in a deliberately induced coma state for most of his life, and what he thought was real was only an illusion. Escaping his captors, Cal goes on the run, determined to fight the forces behind the nightmare he finds waiting for him in the real world, and to discover his true identity. A tense and gripping thriller where nothing is as it seems, from a talented author whose writing cuts straight to the bone - spiky, uncompromising and deeply moving.
A tale of survival and endurance, For The Love Of My Children is the account of Caroline Green's struggle to escape from an oppressive Christian cult in England. Believing they were acting in her best interests, when Caroline was 14, her parents enrolled her in a small and isolated church school that was run by a Christian sect many miles from her home in the heart of Pembrokeshire. For the next four years Caroline remained at this school, and for the fourteen after that she remained -- effectively imprisoned -- as part of the church. Over these formative years she was continually brainwashed. A strong and feisty character, for many years Caroline refused to be cowed, but whenever she disobeyed -- even in the smallest way -- she was humiliated and ostracised by the rest of the group. Told what to do, what to think, where she could go, what she could wear and, as the years passed, how to raise her children, her spirit was gradually crushed. At the age of eighteen she was married to Julian Green -- the son of one of the cult's founders. In the years that followed she had three children in quick succession. As the cult continued to control her life, she watched in increasing maternal agony as each of her children were beaten and force-fed by leaders in attempts to smash their will and instil early obedience. Torn between her fear of what God would do to her and her family if they left and her desperate attempts to protect her children, Caroline wanted to leave on many occasions. Her growing sense of outrage reached its peak when in 1997 Andrew, then nine, was brutally beaten by his father with a piece of wood, following a schoolboy prank. After witnessing this she knew she had to get out. Later that year, with just GBP5 in her pocket, she fled with her children -- leaving her husband who refused to join them behind. The after effects, both financial and emotional, have been tough, but Caroline's defiant spirit is helping her through. Now, in this incredible memoir, Caroline gives the full and devastating account of what she and her children endured, how they escaped and how they rebuilt their lives.