ABOUT ME

Welcome to my website! 

I am an Amazon Bestselling Australian Independent Author and have been writing since I was six years old. It's what I do and how I define myself. My works range from powerful family sagas and dark dramatic fiction to light hearted romance, short stories and poetry, with an occasional foray into screenwriting. 

I was born in South Australia in 1952 and have lived both rural and city lifestyles in many parts of Australia, which is reflected in the various settings of my work. I've had some good times, some bad times, made some wrong turns and some right turns, had some awful jobs in order to keep the money coming in whilst writing in my spare time, raised a family and become a grandmother. I am now living the blissful writer's life (at last) with my husband in Canberra, the National Capital of Australia.

I have three published novels at present, with more on the way. 

A PLACE IN TIME (Amazon Top Ten 2013) is a dark paranormal drama and was shortlisted for a 2007 Australian literary award. Although the heart of the story is about the impact of domestic violence, there is a mystery with a time travel twist to keep the reader guessing.
DAMAGED GOODS (Amazon Top Ten 2013) is gritty, gothic dramatic fiction and has received some very emotive and powerful feedback from readers. Child abuse is not a subject to be received lightly, but my readers have vindicated my efforts with their responses. Some of the reviews I have received have been very personal and moving.

HOME TO ROOST (Amazon Top 100 2013) is another dramatic fiction novel about deceit, betrayal and redemption. One reader described the story as a wild emotional ride. I like that!

I am working on several different projects  at present. Which project I choose to work on each day usually depends on which one is in my head when I wake up in the morning. That's the creative process. I have never been able to approach my work as "work" and do the 3000 words a day thing that some writers advocate. I would find that tedious. 

My next completed novel will be SARAH ANN ELLIOTT: a Victorian Family Saga based on a true story. Works-in-progress are OLD FARTS ON A BUS, a humorous look at, well, Old Farts on a bus touring through the middle east (based somewhat on personal experience); THE AUNT EDNA SERIES, a children's series of books about a magical, mystical old lady living in the Australian bush; and MAENAD, another dark dramatic fiction novel. 
If you enjoy my work, please feel free to post a review on the site from which you purchased my book, on my blog, or you can drop me a line via my email address:

cahocking.author@gmail.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!