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Carolyn Gillespie


Born and raised in Scotland, Carolyn Gillespie now lives and writes in the South of England. She has written a collection of poems for children called Wonder Child and recently finished her first novel, Visitation. Her work has appeared in Molecule Tiny Lit Mag, The Crank, Oddity magazine, Coin Operated Press’s Poetry zine and Scotland Outdoors. She has been shortlisted for the Soutar, Wells and Fish prizes and was Highly Commended in the Wells Festival of Literature. Carolyn was a panellist at the Guildford new Writers Festival, 2020, where she read an extract from Pilgrim. She runs creative writing workshops in schools.

Married, with three grown-up children, Carolyn (Kari) is currently fighting a losing battle to gain control over her unruly garden and Bernard, her rumbunctious pup.

Camino De Santiago

S2:E13 An Empty Nest Pilgrim Soars on the Camino de Santiago

April 13, 2022

Facing an empty nest after more than twenty years of child-raising, English author Carolyn Gillespie ( confronted her existential crisis on the Camino de Santiago. Through steps and miles, …