Hello. Welcome to Writelight*, the blog of Annie Carter.
I am a writer, educator and vaccinator from Peterborough (Cambridgeshire, UK) and the author of The Book Beyond Time, a children’s epic fantasy novel.
Around half my life was spent living just outside London but I also clocked a year in Biberach, an idyllic small town in southern Germany, working as a foreign language assistant. I once took a year out to join a school of performing arts in Birmingham and have also experienced life as an Expat in New York City and New Jersey.
I’ve enjoyed a few stints as a freelancer, mainly for various charities such as YOPEY and Care for the Family. Originally qualified to be a German teacher, I somehow managed to get into teaching PSHE (Sex & Health Ed) and even Politics (albeit briefly) before focussing my energies on writing.
Alongside writing, I spent several years as a supply teacher, then later as an HLTA, in diverse schools across Peterborough (primary, secondary and SEN) until the pandemic hit… At which point I stumbled into healthcare roles and trained to be a vaccinator! The outcome of this is that I’m soon to embark on a pre-reg nursing MSc, having decided to leave the education sector altogether.
I’ve gained experience through several voluntary positions, for instance via ‘Clean Sheet‘ – an organisation which delivers employability workshops in prisons, and prior to that, as an Educator with ‘evaluate‘, a charity that runs SRE presentations in both primary and secondary schools.
I’m the mother of three young adult sons and my life is enriched by music, creativity, worship, sunny walks, and being married to Tim since 1994.
Sometimes I like to push boundaries and try outrageous things. ‘Eclectic’ sums me up; my faith inspires me. This blog will reflect an array of interests and thoughts, based around topics of culture, family and faith. All views my own etc. Thanks for dropping by.
My writing has featured in Youthwork Magazine, Premier Christianity, Christian Media Magazine, Threads, Idea Magazine (EA) and Modem Matters.
Contact me: writelight[AT]hotmail.co.uk