Carole trained as a writer with the English Touring Theatre, and was offered a job as core writer on The Archers before the course even ended. She wrote over 400 episodes of The Archers, and, as part of the writing team, won the MIND media award in 2005. During this time she also wrote for Doctors, and wrote, produced and directed plays, short films and documentaries for her own company. She was twice chosen to attend workshops run by TAPS.
She has been commissioned by both Oldham Coliseum, and Bolton Octagon, and has written two plays for the JB Shorts theatre festival, the first of which was part of the season nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award.