- Author & Poet -
Devoted to giving her readers smiles, tears and tension in her poignant non-fiction, fast-paced fantasy adventures and adult fiction, Liane Carter bares her soul. Author of The Chronicles of Joya, The Dream Devils, Darcy: The Dog Who Talked, Tammy: The Little Cat With A Big Attitude, Snuggle with the Strange: 9 Twisted Tales, and her newly released stand-alone sequel to The Chronicles of Joya, The Fig Bean and the Huvri, she has written features and a weekly column for Costa Blanca News, articles for Writing Magazine, and has taught over 150 writing workshops.
The Chronicles of Joya: The Fig Bean and the Huvri
Published in 2019
Two teenagers. Two planets. One longs to live with the father he never knew - an enemy of his planet. The other must leave a world he loves.
Who are they willing to sacrifice to get what they want?
“A stand alone, must-read sequel to The Chronicles of Joya. Each charismatic character continues the saga in this fast-paced and compelling fantasy.”
Becky Missouri, English Teacher
Redbridge Community School, Southampton, UK
“Another highly colourful and imaginative visit to the delightful world of Joya. Wonderfully written – perfect for any reader with a want to fly through the pages of adventure.”
Anita Andrews, Writer
Available in paperback and on Kindle.
"For me, writing is freeing the wild horse within, the ecstasy and exhaustion of the process, and the wonder that someone else may enjoy reading it."
~ Liane Carter
When I was seven, I read a book called Momotaro. Amazed words could create other worlds, I then devoured Roald Dahl’s children’s and adult stories – scaring myself in the process – and learned more about him. I thought, ‘Yes. That's what I want to do: write children’s books and weird adult stories in a shed at the end of the garden.’ Except we didn’t have a garden, I thought I had no imagination, and believed I came from the wrong background. Avoiding stories until well into adulthood, I wrote copious poems and a song called 'Momotaro', which had no relevance to the book, and was as basic as you can imagine from a child who decided she had no imagination.
Though much of my writing is fiction, it is influenced by life experiences, together with the wisdom – and lack of it – that has guided me through both hardships and joys. I find writing painful, difficult, joyous and necessary. To not write – I have discovered to my detriment – is to feel my soul shrivel. I also love to read, dance, play instruments, create art in many forms, and find peace in nature. I live with my husband, Lee.
Action-packed from the outset, a fascinating fantasy. Liane Carter's writing is as filled with passion for entertaining children as she is in person.
~ MG Harris, best-selling author of The Joshua Files
Cleverly, twists and turns, moving the story on, drawing you in and keeping you there hungry to know what will happen next. Descriptions breathe and the pace beats like an athlete's heart. Liane's talent for storytelling is on another level, exquisite and a joy to read.
~ Anita Andrews, School Governor and owner of
I always suspected there were alien ambassadors living among us but in this imaginative tale they turn out to be highly intelligent creatures disguised as household pets. The surprises and reversals just keep coming in this fast-moving and yet thoughtful science fiction adventure.
~ Christopher Vogler, movie producer/story consultant – Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King
News & Events
BLOG Book Tour
Liane went on a virtual book tour across America, Canada and India with Darcy: The Dog Who Talked and Tammy: The Little Cat With A Big Attitude from 26th November until 21st December, 2018! Click on this link to see her tour event page at iReadBookTours.