Carly was born on the Channel Island of Jersey and lives on the west coast of Wales. She’s worked as a waitress, events organiser, bar maid, cleaner, admin assistant (where she crashed the entire office computer system), tenancy support worker and manager of a family centre. She has a BA, an MA and a PhD.

Carly is an Associate Editor with Parthian Books, and also a freelance editor and proof-reader. She also mentors creative writing students at UWTSD, Lampeter University.

She also writes stories.