On December 17,2018, we had the opportunity to feature Carly Thompsett and her business Anaphase and today we are talking more about her recent book, A Winter’s Tale: New York.
Carly has been an entrepreneur for 4 years when she started her business Anaphase Store in 2015, Carly struggled though her educational years with being dyslexic and dyspraxic but she has broken those barriers down to live out her dreams. Since receiving help from the Prince’s trust in early 2015, Carly has become a successful business mentor and ambassador to give back and help other people who may have the same struggles and give them the confidence to blossom. Carly has met Prince Charles along with many celebrity ambassadors; she has even personally been invited to Buckingham Palace – Carly’s business Anaphase Store is Online and based in Cardiff. They stock their own designs and slogans printed onto Clothing ranging from newborn to 5XL; including friends themed designs, Homeware where they make their own candles and bath bombs in lots of wonderful scents, Cosmetics, Accessories, make up brushes and Holiday items for the upcoming Seasons. Anaphase has won 5 business awards and has been shortlisted for 8 others. We have 8 reps around the country selling items on behalf of our business, 2 paid staff members and 3 interns.
Here’s the synopsis of A Winter’s Tale: New York:
A young unemployed girl who lives in New York finds her perfect job online. Accidentally meets her new boss when on her way out to meet her friends, gets the job and helps turn around a company that is failing, dates her childhood friend, to find she falls in love with a lead singer of band she’s interviewing for the company she works for; helps her ‘little brother’ get the love of his life back and has a few challenges in-between – Lucy’s boyfriends is given the opportunity to tour England and she has to chose to go with them or have her baby in New York and be without him for 6 months.
We had the opportunity to chat with Carly about her recent book and here are the questions that we asked:
What does the title of your book mean or what inspired the title of your book?
“I changed the title a few times, it was ‘my American tale’ but I felt it sounded like someone traveling whereas my character was from the city; I got my family to help out with the title and I used ‘A winter’s tale’ to play on the surname of the character and the ‘new york’ so I could do other books as a series.”
What inspired you to write your first novel?
“I just had the idea one day, it was about 9 years ago, I was in a dead-end job and pretty much lived the life I wanted through writing it. My dream is to live in New York and the rest just happened, I didn’t plan any of the books, I wrote it as it came to mind. A lot of people said it’s a bizarre way to write.”
Briefly tell what your book is about and did you have a target audience in mind when writing your book?
“My target audience was me really, people my age (21) wanting to live a better life then the one you have, it was a way to live that life and I wanted those form other people; for them to escape to a place they could imagine it was them. It’s about a Young unemployed girl who lives in New York, finds her perfect job online. Accidentally meets her new boss when on her way out to meet her friends, gets the job and helps turn around a company that is failing, dates her childhood friend, to find she falls in love with a lead singer of band she’s interviewing for the company she works for, helps her ‘little brother’ get the love of his life back and has a few challenges in-between – if finally settles down when her boyfriends band is given the opportunity to tour England and she has to chose to go with them or have her baby in New York and be without him for 6 months.”
After reading your book, what lesson do you want readers to take away from your book?
“That your life is what you make of it, you can do and accomplish anything you want and I want to empower people to remember that.”
Are you planning to write another book soon?
“I have started planning the second book to the series, I don’t wanna give anything away in this book by the title of my new book”
If there is anything that you can tell other women to inspire them, what would it be?
“Not to live a what if life! Don’t live a dull life and dream about how you want to live, do it, make the change, live in the edge and get the things you want! Don’t settle!”
Take a moment to read more about Carly and her business here in our original feature: