Annelisa Christensen

About me

Although I have a stack of unpublished magical realism books (to be finished), my love for historical biographical fiction was ignited when I won a 300 year old chunk of an disbound book on Ebay.

All I wanted was to hold old pages in my hand, but what I received was a whole lot more – a new phase of my writing career! Not only did I fall head-over-heels for the defendant, Elizabeth Cellier, in the trial but, when I begun to research her, I found so much more than details of her life. I found a love of telling true stories from the past. The Popish Midwife was the first of my ‘Seventeenth Century Midwives’ series. While exploring E.C.’s life, I came across the tales of three other midwives I want to tell as much as I wanted to tell hers.

Writing this book also gave me the push I needed to finally finish a book to publishing standard – after all, nobody would hear her story if they couldn’t read it!

The Popish Midwife is to be published by The Conrad Press on 25th June 2016.

From my website

New Magazine: Read My Mind

With spring arrives a new magazine, as fresh and positive as the season April 4th 2017. Mark this date in your calendar. I can't impress on you enough how excited I am about the date. This is the date of the first ever Read My Mind magazine, the brainchild of…

Interview: Farloft the Dragon

Interview with Farloft Well, I never thought I’d be interviewing such an unusual guest, but this particular one caught my attention (he's impossible to ignore). When I heard he was visiting my friend, Theresa, I just had to grab the opportunity, pull him aside and ask things I’m dying to…

Interview: Jill Corley (Editor and Beta Reader)

I’ve read many interviews of authors and writers, and even done a few on Script Alchemy, but it occurred to me that there’s a group of people more important, or at least asimportant, as the authors in the book industry. There’s a group of people the industry can’t survive without,…

 
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