Alternate Voices: Interview with Caroline Lee

Today's guest is Caroline Lee, author, artist, and contributor to the Alternate Voices anthology. Not only does Caroline have a story in the anthology, she is also responsible for the sketches used in this book and others in the series. You can find out more about her work at her website:

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I'm Caroline. I'm a mum of two girls aged 9 and 8 and a little boy who is 2.5. When I am not writing, I am drawing or I am co-hosting a weekly live podcast show, supporting and promoting independent musicians.

For my day job I work for a charity and I work with people who are socially isolated, teaching them IT and social media skills to help reduce their isolation.

Can you tell us about your contribution to Alternate Voices?

My story sees the Lyle family and Fox family meeting at a travelling fair for some fun. It starts off well, but a grizzly discovery halts their fun evening and puts DI Lyle in danger.

Why did you decide to participate in the anthology?

I've enjoyed all of the DI Lyle stories to date. I've done a few drawings for Juliet for her other books and I enjoyed the challenge of writing with someone else's characters. It's great to be involved in an anthology, more so knowing that proceeds go to a worthy cause.

I look forward to reading the other stories too. I did do some sketches for each story, based on a brief description and asking some of the authors a few questions, which was fun to do and challenging. I've never done as many drawings as I did for this book and I just hope I captured some of the scenes right.

Just for fun, which D.I. Lyle book is your favorite and why?

That's a tough question! Alongside the stand-alone story plots, there is a continuing arc running throughout and I think this is part of the draw to these stories. To see the developing story of DI Lyle and those around him. If I really had to choose, I would choose Best Served Cold. The continuing story featuring Bob Kenyon was well developed and the personal edge with what happens to DS Fox and Reform was very engaging.

Alternate Voices is available on iTunesKoboNook, and Kindle. The book is also available in paperback.

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  1. Another really interesting interview, Tricia and Caroline! It's fascinating to read about the approach of other writers to this series, and which books are their favourites.

  2. We have the same favourite DI Lyle book Gerry. I'm grateful to Tricia for doing all these interviews. We need to keep the book in the public conscience without shoving it down people's throats.

  3. I loved your story, it was exceptional. I know others will like it as much as I. Good job.

  4. I love Caroline's story. I would never have thought of that method of murder in a million years.


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