Brooke Carter 

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Brooke Carter is a Canadian novelist. She was born and raised in beautiful BC, where she currently resides with her family. She is the author of several books for teens, including Another Miserable Love Song, Learning Seventeen (which was commended by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as a Best Book for Teens), Lucky Break, and The Unbroken Hearts Club. In 2020, the first book in her Young Adult Fantasy series, Runecaster, will debut. Titled The Stone of Sorrow, the book is set in a magical version of ancient Iceland, and draws upon Brooke’s Icelandic heritage and love of rune magic.

Brooke earned BFA and MFA degrees in Creative Writing at The University of British Columbia, and has published numerous stories, articles, and creative non-fiction pieces in magazines like More, BC Business, and Vancouver. Her poetry has appeared in EVENT and The Humber Literary Review, and her debut chapbook, POCO LOCO, was published by Anstruther Press in 2016.

Brooke enjoys teaching, and has worked as a college writing instructor, a business skills instructor, and a professor of communications and public relations writing, in addition to teaching workshops in creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry at local colleges.

As a professional copywriter, she ran a successful business offering branding, marketing, and advertising services to clients ranging from small businesses to public companies. Her work as a writer has afforded her unique opportunities, like touring a chocolate factory, and flying a helicopter.

Brooke writes across genres, and has experience in writing for film, television, and radio, though her first and deepest love has always been for young adult fiction. She now writes novels full time.

Brooke is available for workshops, readings, critiques, panels, and conferences, and especially loves meeting with teens and conducting writing classes. She is available on a limited basis for manuscript evaluation and query letter critique. Please email for availability.

Teaching guides can be found here (more to come):

Another Miserable Love Song — Teachers’ guide.