Commercial women's fiction.
Three and six month mentoring.
Charlene was the first author published from the Penguin Random House, Write Now mentoring scheme. Her debut novel 'The Single Mum's Wish List' was published by Transworld in 2018. She is currently working on her second novel and has written features for The Telegraph and Red magazine.
Charlene is particularly interested in supporting writers to make space for a creative life.
The Single Mum's Wish List:
Meet Martha Ross. She dreams of being a singer, but she’s been working in a call centre for far too long. She’s separating from her husband, the father of her son. And she’s moving back home to her parents’ as a single mum, toddler in tow.
Life has thrown her a few lemons . . . but Martha intends to make a gin and tonic. It’s time to become the woman she’s always wanted to be. And at least her mum’s on hand to provide childcare – and ample motherly judgement, of course.
Soon Martha realises that in order to find lasting love and fulfilment, she needs to find herself first . . . But her attempts at reinvention – from writing a definitive wish list of everything she wants in a new man, to half-marathons, business plans and meditation retreats – tend to go awry in the most surprising of ways . . .
'One of the freshest, funniest, most exciting new voices I’ve read for a long time' Jane Fallon
'Fresh and funny and REAL ... Martha really spoke to me. She will steal everyone's heart!' Veronica Henry
'Beautifully written and emotionally intelligent. I rooted for Martha from the start.' Daily Mail
'[A] warm and insightful debut with a clever, funny and totally relatable heroine.' S magazine, Sunday Express
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