[one_fifth][/one_fifth][four_fifth_last]Carol Fenlon wrote and sold short stories and magazine articles for many years before writing Consider The Lilies as part of her PhD thesis at Edge Hill University in Lancashire. Since winning the Impress Novel Prize in 2007 and gaining her doctorate she has become a creative writing tutor, running workshops in Liverpool and Ormskirk. She is a member of Edge Hill University’s Narrative Research Group and is on the Editorial Board of the journal, Short Fiction in Theory and Practice.
Carol enjoys networking on social media and is an active member of her local community, getting involved in local issues. She is a dedicated member of Skelmersdale Writers’ Group. As well as writing fiction, she is a keen local historian and has recently published a short local history book, Skelmersdale:A New Town in the Making.
Carol lives in Skelmersdale and the locality informs much of her writing as she is heavily influenced by place. She is currently working on a trilogy of crime novels featuring female private detective from Southport, Jenna Grant. At intervals she adds to a short story collection themed around a small and forgotten Welsh seaside resort.