Caroline James was born in Cheshire and wanted to be a writer from an early age. She trained, however, in the catering trade and worked and travelled both at home and abroad. Caroline’s debut novel, Coffee Tea The Gypsy & Me shot to #3 on Amazon and was E-book of the Week in The Sun newspaper. Her second novel, So, You Think You’re A Celebrity… Chef? has been described as wickedly funny: ‘AbFab meets MasterChef in a Soap…’ Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me was a Finalist at The Write Stuff, London Book Fair 2015 and the judge’s comments included: “Caroline is a natural story-teller with a gift for humour in her writing.” The novel is now an Amazon Best Seller.
Caroline has owned and run many catering related businesses and cookery is a passion alongside her writing, combining the two with her love of the hospitality industry and romantic fiction. As a media agent, Caroline represented many well-known chefs and has written a TV script and accompanying book about the life of a celebrity chef. She has published short stories and is a member of the RNA. Caroline also writes articles on food and celebrity based interviews and is Feature Editor for an online lifestyle magazine. When she’s not running her hospitality business and writing, Caroline can generally be found with her nose in a book and her hand in a box of chocolates, she also likes to climb mountains and contemplate life.
2012 Coffee Tea The Gypsy & Me
2013 So, You Think You’re A Celebrity…Chef?
2014 Let’s Hear It For The Boy’s
2016 Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me
Synopses of books
Coffee Tea The Gypsy & Me
Jo’s romance with the gypsy began with his first kiss, she never forgot it. When Jo Edmond’s husband runs off with their nanny and disappears into a Spanish sunset, Jo resolves to make a new life with her baby son. She impulsively purchases Kirkton House a run-down guest house and with the help of a colourful cast of characters, establishes a thriving country house hotel. Jo opens the hotel during Fair Week, a famous 300 year old gypsy tradition, hated by the locals and loved by every tinker and traveller in the country. Romance is the last thing on her mind, until the enigmatic John Doherty walks into her life… Buy Book Online
So, You Think You’re A Celebrity…Chef?
When media agent, Hilary Hargreaves, travels to Ireland to look at a campaign for a new cookery school, she meets a blast from her past – the romantic but feckless chef, Mickey Lloyd, who is hell-bent on resurrecting his flagging career. Her tough demeanour is rocked, as it becomes apparent that Mickey’s intentions involve more than a stint behind a stove in his quest to pursue her. But as plans for the school gain momentum, she realises that she’s developing more than a passing interest in reformed alcoholic, Long Tom Hendry, who owns the crumbling old mansion where the school will be homed. Hilary has many ingredients to juggle, with her demanding client list, which looks set to boil over if she doesn’t keep control. From London’s bustling, Soho, to Southern Ireland and the sunny shores of the Caribbean, has Hilary got too much on her plate and is she really prepared to risk it all for love? Buy Book Online
Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me
Flying solo again in their middle years, is there hope for the newly single baby boomers, Jo and Hattie and can romance happen? ‘The time to be happy is now.’ Jo remembers her husband’s words but is struggling to face the lonely future that lies ahead. Her two sons have moved away, Jimmy to run a bar in Barbados, and Zach to London to pursue a career as a celebrity chef. Middle-age and widowhood loom frighteningly and Jo determines to sell up and move on, despite protestations from colourful friend, Hattie and erstwhile admirer Pete Parks. Hattie convinces Jo to postpone any life-changing decisions by enjoying a Caribbean holiday but their holiday sets off a course of events that brings mayhem and madness to Jo and her family. Confusedand anxious for her future, can life really begin again for Jo? Buy Book Online
Pitch to Publishers & Festival Organisers:
Caroline is delighted to give talks on anything related to romantic fiction and romantic comedy. Her speaking events include an amusing insight into the world of hospitality, Underneath the Celebrity Chef Apron, and Indie v Traditional publishing.As a founder member of The Cheshirati Authors Group, Caroline runs events with fellow authors, Speed Date the Authors, and is happy to discuss the genesis of her novels and read extracts.
Awards & Prizes:
Finalist The Write Stuff LBF 2015
Finalist TV Drama Winchester 2016
Literary Festival Appearances Include:
Stoke On Trent Hot Air Festival
Northwich Literary Festival
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