Ever since he stopped wanting to be a dinosaur, Justin Carroll wanted to be a writer. He graduated with a degree in English Literature and Language from King’s College, London in 2004 and now, when not writing, he fritters away his time on all manner of geeky things.
Shortlisted for several international short story competitions, Justin was a finalist in the 2010 British Fantasy Awards with “Careful What You Wish For” (Wyvern Publishing) and placed in the top twenty of the NYCMidnight Short Story Challenge twice.
December 2012 saw the birth of Justin Carroll’s first novel: Everything’s Cool – a dark, psychological thriller.
His second novel, the mid-grade/YA Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death, the first in the Hemlock Jones Chronicles, was published in 2016. It won a silver medal at the 2017 Wishing Shelf Awards, and was listed as a top 5 read by a number of blogger-reviewers.
The second in the series, Hemlock Jones & The Underground Orphans was published in 2019, and follows the continuing exploits of Hemlock and her friend and assistant, Edward.