Carla Acheson

Historical Fiction Author

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‘The Last Gift’ hits sky high ranking heights on website Authonomy.

Well my debut novel “The Last Gift” is steadily climbing up the ranks of Harper Collins website Authonomy. Since uploading just after Christmas 09, the reviews and comments have been phenomenally positive. 

I really can’t express how shocked and brilliant it feels to have written a book which has been so positively received.

I cannot attribute myself to the text at all, except to say that it takes a heck of a long time to get from the first Chapter to the last, and then there is the struggle to find the motivation to edit the entire lot. But it happened and there it is complete at approx 60k. 


Carla is a successful historical fiction writer and workshop leader. When her fingers aren’t tapping on piano keys, she’s relentlessly guiding ambitious new writers to the finish line with heaps of inspiring advice and motivational techniques.


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