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: an Interview with Author @seumasgallacher

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: an Interview with Author @seumasgallacher Author Seumas Gallacher My guest today is a man who moves seamlessly between a career as an international businessman and that of a successful author. He’s also generous with his time and promotes other authors unstintingly. He’s the kind…

Calling Expat Writers for a New @WritersAbroad Anthology

Calling Expat Writers for a New Anthology The online ex-pat writing community I belong to, Writers Abroad, will be publishing its 5th anthology in autumn 2015, entitled Kaleidoscope. Please see the call for submissions below. You’ll find links to our four previous anthologies under the Books tab, above. Writers Abroad …

Unrequited Love: Guest Post by Jeff Gardiner

Author Jeff Gardiner It’s my great pleasure today to welcome to the chaise longue a man who wears many hats. Jeff Gardiner is a writer of short stories, novels and non-fiction works. He’s also an editor and performer. His novels have been published by Crooked Cat Publishing and by Tirgearr Publishing.…

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