Hi. Thanks for visiting my website. I’m Renée Carlino, author of Sweet Thing, Sweet Little Thing, Nowhere But Here, After the Rain, Before We Were Strangers, Swear on THIS Life, Lucian Divine and upcoming WISH YOU WERE HERE (August 14, 2017). I’m a California native currently residing in a sleepy little beach town in San Diego with my husband, our two boys, and our new puppy, Johnny. Even though I’ve lived in the small towns of Southern California my whole life, I’ve had a long-standing affair with the big city. New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles are some of my favorite places. I like to place my characters in different settings where I can use the unique qualities of the location to help tell the story.
I started writing creatively as a teenager, first with poetry and short stories, and then finally to the long prose as an adult. I’m obsessed with love stories and the drama and complexities that exist within our intimate relationships. In 2002’ I received a film degree and thought I would see the stories in my head play out on film but something always brought me back to the written word. My time as a seventh grade English teacher helped to reacquaint me with my love of reading and writing and soon I was devoting much of my free time to it.
Music also plays a huge role in my life as a writer. I’ve often referred to music as my lifeblood so that’s why I’ve included an ever-changing playlist on my website to share some of the songs that have inspired and evoked emotion in me, especially in my writing. Music is the best food for my creativity, so I love getting new recommendations.
I’ve said that my first friends were the imaginary kind and in many ways they still are. I love writing these stories and watching my characters grow and I’m grateful to be able to share them with you. I also really love hearing from readers, so please drop by my Facebook page or twitter and say hello.
I will be attending the following events in 2017′. Come and and see me if you’re in the area and get your books signed.
April 1, 2017– Literary Orange, Newport Beach. Click here for details–> http://www.literaryorange.org/
October 14, 2017—New York City, Big Apple Author Event. Click here for more details –> http://bigappleauthorevent.com/#portfolio