International project manager/developer, Caroline Savage, has secured millions of dollars in funding, assessed grants and tenders on panels, managed funding programs, mentored people and developed a web community:
Q1 – If you could tell your younger self anything, what
would it be?
Follow you heart and intuition more. I think we all question our gut reaction to things but, in hindsight, we are rarely wrong for what’s in our best interests.
Q2 – When was that moment when you realised that
language had power?
I’d been writing for years but I had a case relating to a child’s safety. Impassioned from the plight of the child, I wrote from the heart to advocate for them. It was in that moment, I realised words can bleed on the page, empower the reader to action and create change.
Q3 – Who is your favourite author and why?
Sherrilyn Kenyon – I got into her books years ago and loved the escapism in her storytelling and the worlds she created.
Q4 – If you didn’t write, what would you do?
I am fascinated by graphic design and it is one skill I haven’t mastered and one that would fit in with where I want to be at this stage in my career.
Q5 – What accomplishments do you want at the end of the
I’ve just published Grant Writing: A Clear and Concise Guide and have to get that marketed. I plan to have the Tender Writing book out this year too Those books mark a change in career for me, as I will be moving into writing in the genre I love – paranormal romance. I have a book written and in serious edit stage now. I plan to get that book into print this year.