Hi, I’m Calida Ally an author and lover of anything romantic. I have been writing for as long as I can remember. I can vividly recall even as a youngster, feeling the thrill and the sheer joy of staging my own creative works with siblings!
At the age of twelve, the first grown up book I read was a novel by Nora Roberts. I remember hiding in my sisters room and not putting that book down until I’d finished it. From that moment I knew I wanted to be a real writer. I wanted to create characters and stories whom readers not only fell in love with but cared about too.
I have been writing professionally from the age of sixteen. Some of my works were published by our local library in a bid to get local authors noticed.
The career choice which I followed was journalism and had to put writing aside for a while but not for long. No career gave me the satisfaction, enjoyment or the thrill which I got from writing. So I picked up my pen and began to write again.
Although I have written screenplays and dabbled in writing sit-coms, I have found that my true passion lies in writing romantic novels. There are days when I can’t wait to get up and start writing! I love the buzz of accompanying my characters on whatever journey they take me on. If my characters move me emotionally then I am happy with what I’m writing but if they don’t, then I will tweak whatever I have to until I am affected by them emotionally.
After trying for several years to get published I got my first break from a wonderful publishing company called Crimson Frost Books. Thanks to them, I can now say my debut novel is called, Chara’s Song.
I will always be grateful to them for believing in me and my writing but most of all for making my dream come true.
I am a firm believer in going after your dream until you realize it. Even when at times your goal seems so out of reach, never give up.
Titles by Calida Ally