Carollyne Haynes is a self-published novelist, author of Raised by Committee.

According to promotional materials: "Set in Devon, England, in the 1960's, RAISED BY COMMITTEE, tells the story of an abandoned and abused young girl's journey as she struggles to make sense of her past. At age twelve, Gail is made a 'ward of the courts, as being in need of moral protection'. She is placedunder the care of the ubiquitous Children's Committee and sent to live in a children's home.

"Set against a backdrop of Beatlemania and the sexual revolution, RAISED BY COMMITTEE chronicles Gail's roller coaster emotional ride as she rails against the restrictions put on her life and struggles to fill the void left by her parents. As much as she resents the interference of the Children's Committee, deep down inside she realizes that she needs their protection - from herself as much as anyone. Gail has a wild streak in her fueled by hurt and anger, and a searing anguish which threatens to consume her. From runaway, to thief, to top student, Gail's life runs the gamut from despair to hope. Just when she thinks everything is fine it blows up in her face, again and again."


RAISED BY COMMITTEE (Trafford 2010) $24.95 [soft cover]; $34.95 [hard cover]
ISBN: 978-1-4269-2144-5 [soft cover]

[BCBW 2012]