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Although I have a stack of unpublished magical realism books (to be finished), my love for historical biographical fiction was ignited when I won a 300-year-old disbound chunk of book on Ebay.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

Readers' Favorite Bronze Award for The Popish Midwife!

Whoo hoo! Take a load of this - my very first award! For immediate release: Reader's Favorite recognizes "The Popish Midwife" in its annual international book award contest.The Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers…

Return of the Rhyme

What on Earth can my two books, The Popish Midwife, and my latest book, A-Z Monsters (not) For Bed have in common? Looking at the two covers and the content, I would quite understandably expect your reaction to be, 'Absolutely nothing!' and, presented with these two books, I'd probably give…

Rhianna Lynch: Advocate for the World

I don't know why it's taken me so long to get around to doing this post. I should've done it years ago! My post is not only about an amazing person, but I'm proud to say, she's my daughter too. It's about time you met Rhianna.Rhianna LynchTo get to know…

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