Carol Donaldson is a writer and conservationist. She has worked for many of Britain’s top wildlife charities and currently runs her own environmental consultancy, Carol J Donaldson Associates undertaking wildlife surveys, river restoration, flood management and people engagement.
As a writer she has written for Wanderlust, TNT, BBC Wildlife Magazine and The Telegraph about travel, wildlife and quirky British customs. She has written two novels (unpublished, possibly for the best) one travel book – Arctic Life – strangely enough about living in the Arctic and one short travelogue – A Merry Perambulation- following in the footsteps of the 17th century painter William Hogarth who was a jolly decent chap and liked a tipple or three. She was BBC Wildlife Magazine travel writer of the year in 2011
Her Book, On the Marshes is based on her experience of living in a caravan on the North Kent Marshes. She spent 2014 walking across the marshes and meeting other people who have chosen to live in unconventional ways. It will be published by Little Toller in 2017.
She is currently working on her 2nd book, set in the Kent, which follows the journey of a young man who leaves home to live in the woods and cure himself of his mental health problems.
When not writing she enjoys exploring Kent by bicycle and canoe and dancing the Argentine Tango.