About Caro Ness

Caro Ness was born in Kingston, Jamaica but returned to England with her family at an early age and has lived here ever since. All her working life she has been in the publishing industry as author’s agent, editor, rights director and author. Her second children’s book, THE OCEAN OF STORY, won the bi-annual Anne Izzard Award in the USA for an Outstanding Contribution to Storytelling. Her two books in Dorling Kindersley’s SECRETS OF… series have been translated into 19 languages and published in 21 countries. To date she has published, on both sides of the Atlantic, 3 adult non-fiction titles SECRETS OF ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE, SECRETS OF DREAMS and A SPACE FOR SILENCE/SPACES FOR SILENCE and four children’s books, LET’S GET A PUPPY, LET’S BE FRIENDS, THE OCEAN OF STORY and STAR SIGNS. She has also translated MOST AMAZING MAZES from Spanish for Liber Press and was instrumental in the publication of ISLAND IN THE SUN, by Harry Belafonte and Lloyd Burgess for A&C Black. As an agent, she sold all rights but book rights in the UK and USA for Roald Dahl, 3 children’s laureates and 2 Booker Prize winners and as an editor, she was personally responsible for the best-selling Feng Shui author in the world.  She is now happily ensconced in Crystal Palace, London, in a beautiful home, with the love of her life…Anita-Clare Field.

In addition to writing this fiction/poetry/non-fiction blog, the pair of them are now working together on the blog that Anita created a year ago whilst lying in bed in agony with an external fixator attached to her arm to mend her broken bones. It is a hugely successful cookery blog called:

45 thoughts on “About Caro Ness”

  1. Congratulations on your success. I, too, am a published author (non-fiction) and occasionally chat about books and the process on my blog. All the best and happy writing.

  2. Well done with your success. I truly enjoy your writing!

  3. Great to know he is getting the recognition her deserves. Are you currently in the UK? I studied abroad in Winchester for a year.

  4. Wow you are so accomplished! I love children’s books, so I’ll have to check yours out! Congratulations on all of your awards! You must be so proud.

    Thank you for following my blog! I look forward to your future posts!

  5. siobhandaiko said:

    Hello Caro! It’s great to meet you. Your lovely poem about me had me blushing, I must say! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it and for visiting my blog. I love yours and have already bookmarked it. Best wishes, Siobhan x

  6. Love your writing…it is so full of joy and generosity…such a find !! I look forward to reading more, particularly your poems on food that make me smile and feel hungry all at once!! 🙂

  7. Hi Caro, very impressive career! And I love your writing so much I shared your latest poem about rowing. I did that years ago with my ex-husband and it is definitely a lot harder to row than it looks. Even harder is trying to synchronize the rowing with another person or other people! Glad to meet you 🙂

  8. Hi I stopped by because helenvalentina spoke highly of you. Can’t wait to read more.

  9. very nice poem and a lovely blog i havent ever [ublished myself as i wouldnt know how but well done to you i live in hampshire in portsmouth

  10. Loved the poem. I also tried to describe childbirth ( from a mother’s perspective) in a long narrative poem. I thought it was one thing half the world’s population knew nothing about…the feelings not the facts. If interested you can find it in A Shadow in Yucatan…bit.ly/ShadYuc Interesting Biography. I am still in Somerset!

    • Thank you! Glad you liked it…that is quite some compliment, coming from you..
      I will buy both your books on Amazon and enjoy a lovely read!
      Where in Somerset are you? I used to live in the Quantocks…

  11. Hello my fellow Jamaican ! Stopping by to pay a visit to your blog. Best of luck with the A to Z Challenge!

  12. I wanted to come by and say thank you for stopping by our blog today. I am looking around your site now and am impressed. I will have to let Denisse know about your site as she is very fond of poetry.

    Take care!


  13. HI,

    I’m Tokoni, a student and poet. Its nice to meet you. I’d like to invite you to my blog at http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks.

  14. thenovelist said:

    Kingston, Jamaica. Is that Jamaica as in the Caribbean? That’s the country I took birth in. Wow, what a coincidence. 🙂

  15. Pleased to virtually meet you, i was sent via a Citroën who offered you up as magnifiscent. I look forward to perusing this beautiful space. 😇😉

    • Happy to meet you too. Anita told me she’d suggested you follow me… no sooner said than done! I’m surprised we didn’t meet as writer’s when I lived in Somerset! Whereabouts do you live? I used to live in the Quantocks. You will have to come and see us when we get to Devon in the New Year! X

      • We moved here from Suffolk, it will be four years in March. Settling in… well shall we say is a work in progress. 😯😕 We are in Broadway a village near Ilminster. Seriously we would love to meet up. I think we are fun and friendly and both a bit quirky probably why the locals haven’t yet gelled.

      • And where were you in Suffolk? I know the Long Melford area well and have friends in Whatfield & Sudbury. Have friends in Sea (he’s the GP). But don’t know many others near Ilminster, sorry!

      • Bury St Edmunds John had lived there since eight, I worked there ten years. Oh we know long Melford very well. It is a small world, let us know where we can find you, private dm me on twitter have motorhome if need be can travel.

      • Knew Bury well too!? Will do! You can find me on FB too as Caroline Field x

  16. christopher petkanas said:

    dear caro ness, I am a contributor to the NY Times and am seeking to contact Robert MacDonald for a biography I am writing, to be published by St Martin’s Press. Could you kindly forward Mr MacDonald’s contact information, I would be very grateful Cordially, Christopher Petkanas cpetkanas@yahoo.com

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