Carole Barrowman

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John and Carole Barrowman signing copies of Hollow Earth (novel) at Alverno College

Carole Emily Barrowman[1] (born 20 April 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish-American Professor of English and Director of Creative Studies in Writing at Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a reviewer and crime fiction columnist for the Milwaukee Sentinel, also known for her writing contributions with younger brother John Barrowman, an actor, singer, dancer and writer.[2]

Carole was credited as co-author on her brother John's memoir and autobiography, Anything Goes, which was published in 2008 by Michael O'Mara Books.[3] Part of the writing process involved her transcribing her brother's dictations.[4] In 2009, Barrowman published I Am What I Am, also featuring Carole as co-author.[5] In addition to John's memoirs, John and Carole also co-wrote a Torchwood comic strip, featuring Jack Harkness, entitled Captain Jack and the Selkie.[6] Carole and John's debut novel, titled Hollow Earth, was published in February 2012.[7] In researching the novel, Carole traveled to the west coast of Scotland to visit some of the locations which she and John chose to feature in the book.[8]

In addition to her published collaborations, Carole Barrowman also contributed an essay about her brother John to the Hugo award winning[9] non-fiction anthology Chicks Dig Timelords.[10]


  1. ^ "Hollow Earth :: Characters". Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Carole E. Barrowman official website
  3. ^ "Autobiography release dates confirmed". Archived from the original on 2008-01-09. 
  4. ^ Weintraub, Joanne (4 September 2007). "His own universe". News. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
  5. ^ "Roll Out the Barrowman". The Bookseller (5382): 46. 2009-05-15. ISSN 0006-7539. 
  6. ^ McCarthy, James (18 February 2009). "Torchwood’s John Barrowman gets help for comic turn". Western Mail. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  7. ^ Official Hollow Earth website Archived 4 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Swain, Sarah (3 January 2012). "Barrowmans honour gran in children's fantasy adventure". The Herald. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Hugo Award Winners
  10. ^ Barrowman, Carole (2 September 2010). "The classic Doctor Who monster that terrified young John Barrowman". io9. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 

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