Born and raised in the south of France, Carole Bulewski moved to the UK at the end of the second Millennium, eventually settling down in London after a few years in the South West of England, a place that has inspired her many a supernatural story since – writing first in her native French, but now almost exclusively in the English language.
Although writing has always been Carole’s preferred means of expressing herself, having written her first fairy tale at the tender age of seven, music in one form or another plays an important part in her life, and consequently in her writing. For not only do musicians make great characters in supernatural and horror stories, but they also have the ability to conjure up a parallel universe where different rules apply.
In her writing, Carole explores how the supernatural can creep into the most mundane of situations. The Music of the Cosmos, her first novel in the English language, takes the reader on a journey through the extraordinary era that were the late Sixties, from Kent to Swinging London, the Paris of May 1968 and southern France, from the perspective of a musician whose use of chemical substances might have altered his perception of reality. The Music of the Cosmos, was published in March 2018.
Other projects in the pipeline will also involve music and altered perception of reality, whether set in the present time or in a dystopian future.
Although novels are her preferred format, Carole has previously published a children’s book she also illustrated, as well as an illustrated short story in chapbook form and several short stories in different publications.
Carole is also a member of urban baroque group Firefay, who have so far released two albums, and are currently recording their next album.
In September of 2017 Carole signed with us at KGHH Publishing with a three-book deal as we see great potential in her beautifully artistic supernatural story telling style.
Musician Sampson Maxwell has demons to fight.
Alcoholism, drug abuse, depression and anxiety have all conspired to give him such low self-esteem that he has retreated into a world of his own making.
Fighting a ghost from his past is pushing him to his limits.
While on tour in Scotland with his new band, he realises things are worse than he had imagined. Trying to escape the horrors, he finds himself on a remote island off the coast of Glasgow, in the Chai Community. A community whose aim is to help lost souls like him rebuild themselves. Though Sampson starts suspecting there might be more to them than just another crack-pot New Age community.
Carole Bulewski’s third novel, ‘Water of Life’, explores the darkness within and without, inspired by Lovecraft and gothic novels, pagan folklore and urban despair, and is a must-read.