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The Blue Room


Tinka's New Dress


Great Expectations



Feature Articles:

Andrew O'Hagan

Peter Temple

Adib Khan

Vikram Seth

Love in the Age of Therapy

Cyndi O'Meara


Leona Mitchell


Travel Stories:




Mt. Buffalo



The Power of the Sun

Life Behind Bars

Political Correctness

My Boss


Book Reviews:

Ben Hills

Anne Jacobs

Elaine Lewis


Carol Middleton

writer - teacher - critic

Second Prize, the 2008 Alan Marshall Short Story Award for A Good Man and an Honest Woman . “A beautifully judged, compassionate story that works both through its sureness of pace and direction and its blistering insights into the compromises we make.” Cate Kennedy, Judge.

Short Listed 2007 Hal Porter Short Story Competition for Mastering History.

Winner 2006 Sunflower Bookshop Short Story Award (Glen Eira Literary Awards) for The Coffin.

Welcome to my website
an invitation to share my passion for
learning, writing, reading and entertainment!
I am a memoir and story writer, arts and travel journalist, editor, speaker and teacher.
If you like what I do, why not email me with some feedback?


Carol was born and educated in England and came to Australia in 1987 as a
journalist. She still reviews books, music and plays, interviews authors and
teaches creative writing. She is working on a memoir and a novel.

Her articles have appeared in The Age, Australian Book Review, Australian Stage Online, Arts Hub, Canberra Times, Jacket Magazine, State of the Arts magazine and website, Honda: The Magazine, RACV Club News, Continuity, International Hospital & Aged Care Journal, Senior Scene magazines, Wilderness News, Juke and Backstage Pass.

She has interviewed

Andrew O'Hagan

Peter Temple

Vikram Seth

Adib Khan

Ruth Cracknell

Rick Stein

Champion Jack Dupree

Sigrid Thornton

Hannie Rayson

Paul Grabowsky

and Joanna Murray-Smith

Her many interests include Latin American & Ballroom dancing, Argentine tango and the ‘cello. She studied French at Newcastle University in England. Later in life she took up bass guitar and studied Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University, New South Wales. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing and teaches writing.

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Carol Middleton

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