Annelisa Christensen

About me

Author. Contributor to Read My Mind magazine.

Although I have a stack of unpublished magical realism books (to be finished), my love for historical biographical fiction was ignited when I won a 300-year-old disbound chunk of book on Ebay.

All I wanted was to hold the pages in my hand, but what I received was a whole lot more. 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 an abundance of details on her life. And I found a love of telling true stories from the past. The Popish Midwife is the first of my ‘Seventeenth Century Midwives’ series. While exploring E.C.’s life, I came across the tales of 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 – after all, nobody would hear her story if they couldn’t read it!

The Popish Midwife was published by The Conrad Press July 2016.

From my website


Today is a special day, one I've been waiting for. Maybe you've been waiting for it too if you've seen what's coming... Yes! It's here. Read My Mind magazine is here, and it's free!Lots of competitions (most of them free) for writers, artists, illustrators, lyricists... this is our community magazine,…

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…

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