Born in West Bromwich’s Hallam Hospital in 1944 and brought up on Tipton’s Lost City, she was educated at St Mark’s CE Primary and Ocker hill Secondary before going to Wednesbury County Commercial School. It was here that she began writing. She went on to work as a reporter on a local newspaper, contributing to many magazines in her spare time. She had a romantic novel published by Robert Hale and from that moment on has had a highly successful literary career. Hale went on to publish 8 more of her novels under the name Carol Marsh. The Scripture Union have published two Christian novels for adolescents and Christana have published angels Keep Watch about her time in Kenya. In 2002 the Black Country Society brought out Slurry & Strawberries, the first part of her autobiography. A further two parts, Bread Pudding Days, and A Woodbine On The Wall were to remain unpublished until 2006 when The Kates Hill Press brought together all three parts in one volume, Five Minutes Love. Carol wrote a fourth part to the series All Shook Up which was published late 2007. Only Sixteen, the first of Carol Hathorne’s novels to be published by the Kates Hill Press, appeared in 2008. The sequel to this, Twenty One Today was published in 2011 together with the paperback version of Five Minutes Love.
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