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Carollyne Haynes

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Born in Devon, England, I have been playing with words in one form or another all my life. From editorial assistant on London's famous Fleet Street, to the publication of two full length novels, I continue to make music with my words.

At age 20 I emigrated to Canada and have made it my home ever since. During my years in Ottawa I worked as a Member's Assistant at the House of Commons and the Conference Board of Canada, before heading west with husband and two children. After four years in Calgary we packed up and moved again, this time to Vancouver Island where I now live with my husband, Jim. I have three children, four grandchildren, two grand-chickens and a grand-dog ... I am indeed truly blessed!

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Carollyne Haynes You get to act out all your wildest dreams and weirdest thoughts on paper. Like they say, life is stranger than fiction, sometimes.
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A Matter of Issue spins a contemporary tale of birthrights, inheritances, and human greed, with a 'third act romance' to warm the heart. The Wentworth family have it all ...

Charles, the patriarch, is recently widowed. He has done well for himself in life but is getting a little forgetful, and lonely. But when he rekindles an old friendship, which leads to romance, his son, Kirk, sees trouble on th Read more of this blog post »
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is packed with delightful pieces of information which are artfully woven into the story line. Being a native of Devon, now living on Vancouver Island, I felt like I was taking a trip 'back home'.

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E.L. Doctorow
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
E.L. Doctorow

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano

Dale Carnegie
“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

William Blake
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

Rick Moody
“I think literature is best when it's voicing what we would prefer not to talk about.”
Rick Moody




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