Carolyn is an historical fiction writer from Manchester. Her writing has a strong sense of the north-west of England and its radical past, from the smoke-filled streets of industrial Manchester to the hidden histories of the Lake District where she also has family ties.
Consistently drawn to the struggle for equality, as illustrated in her first novel, The Song of Peterloo, her work features strong female characters striving to find their place in the world.
Carolyn loved writing stories from an early age and read English at Cambridge University before qualifying as a solicitor. Having worked in land law for over 25 years, she has relished her return to literature and is currently finishing her second novel inspired by Jane Eyre and set in the Lakes and Manchester in the first half of the 19th century.
She continues to live near Manchester with her husband and two children, and regularly enjoys coming up for air in the Lakes.
Carolyn O’Brien is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lisa Highton. For all enquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org