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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London Fieldworks, Outlandia I have just written A Study Room Guide to Remoteness published by Live Art Development Agency. It contemplates what contemporary remoteness is – or where it is. The Guide describes books, articles and websites on artists who are engaging with remoteness.Filed under: Art and Ecology Tagged: art and ecology,…
November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, during which thousands of writers worldwide are trying to write 50,000 words of a novel in a one month frenzy. NaNoWriMo started in 1999 and now over 400,000 people take part each year. A significant number of novels have been…
On Sat 15 Nov 2.30pm I am talking about the history behind my new novel, The Viking Hostage. The novel is a weave of researched history and imagined stories. Half of the tale takes place on a Welsh island off the coast at Tenby in Pembrokeshire, a fictional mix of the…