I am a writer and art historian based in Wales and France. My first novel, Almodis the Peaceweaver (Impress Books, 2011, www.impress-books.co.uk ISBN 9781907605055), is set in 11th century Toulouse and Barcelona and tells the story of the Occitan female lord, Almodis of La Marche. It was shortlisted for the Impress Prize and the Rome Film Festival Book Initiative. It received a Santander Research Award.
My second novel, The Viking Hostage (Impress Books, 2014, ISBN 9781907605598) is set in 10th century France and Wales. Like my first novel, it is based on real historical characters and incidents. The story springs from the kidnap of a French noblewoman on the night before her wedding, during a Viking raid of an island monastery.
I am one of the founders of the Ifanca Helene James Short Story Competitition http://ifancahelenejamescompetition.wordpress.com
I also write about contemporary artists and I am a keen historical fiction reader.
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I am very pleased to be one of 25 recipients of this year’s Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries. The Bursary has been awarded for work on my new novel, The Water Age, which is set on the triple river estuary at Carmarthen Bay. It has a historical strand in the 12th century, focussed…
The deadline for the 2015 Ifanca Helene James Short Story Competition is 1st July. Stories should be a maximum of 2,200 words. First prize is £100 and a bottle of champagne. This year’s judges are Jeni Williams, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Wales Trinity St David’s, and…
The Viking Hostage, Impress Books, 2014 The End of Time: 10th Century Vikings in France and Wales Guildhall Library Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH Wednesday 1 April 2015 2pm – 3pm Tracey Warr will talk about the history behind her new novel, The Viking Hostage, set in late 10th century France…