Charlotte French

Everyday Inspiration

A Journey About Reading and Writing Books

I write contemporary drama for adults who want lighthearted escape as well as emotional connection. I write everyday stories to inspire us to overcome our own obstacles and become the best version of ourselves

About Me

I grew up in Sweden but braved the creepy crawlies of OZ in early 80’s to visit my sister. And that’s when I met this surfer dude who was rather keen on me. To cut a long and winding and pretty cool story short. Here I am decades later, living on the north coast of Australia with that same guy—who still surfs.

Our three children are adults and look after themselves. We get to play house all by ourselves now which means very little housework and lots of writing for me. When I don’t write I think about writing, read about writing, or listen to podcasts about writing. I read fiction too of course and watch films. I’m passionate about anything story.

I’m editing my second novel—working title ‘Adeline Treading Water’ and plan to see it published in 2022. I’m also writing my third novel—working title ‘The Fall & Rise of Jasper Scragg. And what about my first one you wonder. It’s been shelved—for good.

About You

Are you a writer, reader, both?

Are you drawn to stories about every day people? Are you as interested in the internal need of the protagonist as much as their external want, character development as much as plot? Do you fancy a bit of romance? What about sex scenes? After all, it’s a natural part of life. Do you like a twist? True, who doesn’t! And why do you read? Is it an escape from a world gone nuts, family in general, or is it a procrastination device? Do you believe stories connects us to each other, to ourselves and what it means to be human? If you answer yes, to any or all of these I think we shall get along just fine.

Book Reviews

A Few of My Thoughts on Books

The Woman in the Window

Anna an alcoholic child psychologist, stuck in her house with agoraphobia, watches neighbours through her windows. One evening she becomes a witness to a crime.

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What Alice Forgot

After hitting her head, Alice believes it’s 1998, that she’s happily married to Nick and expecting their first baby. But it’s 2008, she’s separated from Nick and a mother of three.

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Eleanor Oliphant is …

At thirty, Eleanor Oliphant lives a quiet and scheduled life, works in the back of an office, and prefers weekdays with colleagues that only tolerate her to the lonely weekends.

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