Carolyn Jess-Cooke is an award-winning poet, novelist, editor, and academic published in 23 languages. Currently publishing her fiction as CJ Cooke, Carolyn was awarded a PhD in Film and Literature from Queen’s University Belfast, and now convenes the MLitt Creative Writing by Distance Learning at the University of Glasgow. Carolyn has a particular expertise in online events. She founded the Stay-at-Home! festival and is passionate about inclusivity and engaging audiences with literature. Her latest novel, a gothic thriller named The Nesting, is published in the UK by HarperCollins and the US by Penguin Random House.