Vanessa Couchman

About me

Vanessa Couchman lives in southwest France and is a freelance writer. She has a degree in History from Oxford University.

Her first novel, The House at Zaronza, set in early 20th-century Corsica and during World War I, was published by Crooked Cat Publishing in summer 2014. It was judged in the top four of the Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition in 2013.

She also writes short stories with an historical flavour. She has been published in several anthologies and placed in various competitions.

Her historical interests are wide-ranging – from Eleanor of Aquitaine to occupied France during World War II. Her life in France blog often includes posts about French local and national history.

She is an avid reader of historical fiction.

From my website

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author Louise Charles @LouCwriter

Author Louise Charles This week it’s my great pleasure to welcome my virtual friend, author Louise Charles (whose real name is Jo Lamb). Louise is a talented author and founder of ex-pat writing community Writers Abroad. She self-published her historical novel, The Duke’s Shadow, in 2014, which was shortlisted as…

@Writersabroad’s Literary Magazine 2nd Issue Published Today!

  Looking for something good to read? Look no further. The second issue of Writers Abroad’s literary magazine hits the virtual newsstands today. You can read it FREE (see below) and sign up for advance warning of future issues here. Writers Abroad is an online community for ex-pat writers, to…

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: an Interview with Helen J. Rolfe @HjRolfe

Helen J. Rolfe   I’m delighted to welcome today’s guest Helen J. Rolfe, whose début novel, The Friendship Tree, was published earlier this week by Crooked Cat Publishing. And it sounds an intriguing story. If you’re sitting comfortably (don’t sit on Felix, the cat), Helen, let’s get going.   Vanessa:…

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