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Born to Jamaican parents who came to Manchester in the sixties, Karline Smith was raised in Longsight, Manchester. She is the author of the dark and compelling crime novels, Moss Side Massive, and Full Crew. Both books received excellent reviews from the Times Literary Supplement and City Life magazine. Her third novel, Goosebumps and Butterflies Are Fairy Tales, a quirky, contemporary romance novel, was published in 2018. She currently works as a full time Training Coordinator while writing a fourth novel, and a collection of commissioned short stories.

She is also the author of four published short stories: ‘Letters to Andy Cole‘ in The City Life Book of Manchester Short Stories (Penguin); ‘Promise’ in Brit Pulp! (Sceptre: Hodder & Stoughton); ‘Dirty Evil Greed’ in M.O. Crimes of Practice (Comma Press); and ‘The Whistling Bird‘ in Resist: Stories of Uprising (Comma Press).

Karline loves all things literature-related and loves to share this passion with everyone.