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Carla Caruso Carla Caruso i(A12815 works by)
Born: Established: Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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As a magazine journalist, Carla Caruso has worked for The Advertiser, Woman's Day, and Cleo, among others.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2014 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to attend educational workshops whilst participating in the four-day Romance Writers of Australia conference.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Pretty Famous : An Astonvale Novel Sydney : Impulse , 2015 8331765 2015 single work novel romance

'A dark secret from Hollywood's Golden Age. A possible prince-in-hiding. Astonvale's about to implode...

'Professional organiser Celeste Pretty swore she'd never work with uber-blonde interior designer Imogen Karmel again, but then she's presented with a project she can't refuse. The prestigious Astonvale College is celebrating its centenary and needs the pair to ensure the festivities go off without a hitch.

'As Celeste sets to work in a flurry of activity - in between organising her own engagement party - she finds herself blowing away the cobwebs on a sixty-year-old secret.

'Meanwhile, Imogen becomes enamoured with a substitute teacher, Hudson Addison, who may or may not be a royal in hiding. And there's nothing Imogen dreams of more than becoming a princess. Will all be revealed on party night?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 winner Romance Writers of Australia, Romantic Book of the Year Award Favourite Romantic Elements Cover
y separately published work icon A Pretty Mess : An Astonvale Novel Sydney : Impulse , 2014 8331538 2014 single work novel romance

'Sometimes, to come clean, you've got to get your hands dirty ...

'Celeste Pretty, a self-confessed neat freak, has found the job she was born to do: a professional organiser, de-cluttering people's homes and workplaces. Her new business gets off to a cracking start when she lands her first client, health and fitness guru Natalia Samphire, in the well-heeled suburb of Astonvale. But things get messy at Natalia's mansion when Celeste finds a blackmail note and other mysterious items. And then there's Lenny Muscat, the sexy builder renovating the place, whose constant presence is muddling Celeste's usually organised brain. When things get decidedly suspicious at the mansion, she and Lenny have to team up to investigate. But will Celeste emerge with her heart and professional reputation unscathed?'

Source: Publishing blurb.

2015 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2014 shortlisted Australian Romance Readers Awards Favourite Contemporary Romance
The Big Day 1999 single work short story
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 December 1999; (p. 59)
2000 runner-up The Advertiser Summer Short Story Competition Adult Section
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