My name is Carol Chalk.  I was born in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire in 1963 where I spent the first quarter century of my life.  Since then I have lived in various parts of England, including Hampshire, Cornwall, Middlesex, Surrey and Dorset.  I now live in South East London.   

I left my comprehensive school in Salisbury in 1980 and attended the local college during the following year enrolled on a secretarial course.  In 2004 I graduated from The Open University with a Bachelor of Arts (Open) degree, in history, humanities and social science subjects.

My career has been predominantly administrative, with writing as a hobby.

I started writing poetry as a child and have always valued this creative ability. I have poems published in several compilations of poetry by United Press. 

In 2013 I decided to turn my hand to lyric writing, using my poetic skills and limited musical ability.  I'm getting there so watch this space.

In June 2016 I started contributing to 'The Talko' online magazine.

There is, of course, the big novel waiting in the wings.

I hope you enjoy reading my work.