Janklow & Nesbit UK

Charlene Carr

Charlene Carr studied literature at university, attaining both a BA and MA in English, including a study program at Oxford. She then attained a degree in Journalism. A bit of a nomad, she’s lived in four countries and seven Canadian provinces, and, after travelling the globe for several years and working an array of mostly writing related jobs, she decided the time had come to focus exclusively on her true love – novel writing.

She has independently published nine novels and her first agented novel, Hold My Girl, sold to HarperCollins Canada, Sourcebooks Landmark (US), Welbeck Publishing (UK), Alma Littera (Lithuania), and is set for adaptation as a limited series by Blink49 Studios in partnership with Groundswell Productions. She received grants from Arts Nova Scotia and Canada Council for the Arts to write and revise her debut novel — Hold My Girl — which was published by Welbeck in 2023. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and young daughter.

Hold My Girl

Hold My Girl