Elizabeth Jane Corbett

About me

When Elizabeth Jane Corbett isn’t writing, she works as a librarian, teaches Welsh and blogs at http:// elizabethjanecorbett.com. She is a reluctant gym member, a lover of red shoes, good coffee, dark chocolate, commuter cycling and, of course, historical fiction. In 2007, an early draft of her historical novel, Chrysalis, was short-listed for a manuscript development award. In 2009, her short story, Beyond the Blackout Curtain, won the Bristol Short Story Prize. More recently, her short story, The Wharfie, received a Highly Commended in the inaugural Boroondara Short Story competition. She has recently completed a complete re-draft her historical novel and is working on final edits prior to submission.

From my website

Women’s history month – writing women back into history

March is Women’s History Month, an event that highlights the contributions of women in history and those who do historical research in contemporary society. It coincides with International Women’s Day, which celebrates the attainment of women’s suffrage. You know all this don’t you? That history is written by the dominant…

Saying Goodbye to Naomi Priya – lessons from a suicide

The Friday before last we lost our youngest daughter Naomi Priya to suicide. Not a comfortable topic and not a blog I have been looking  forward to writing. But it didn’t feel right to simply put up another book review, or author interview, without acknowledging the huge mark this has…

A review of Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster

Shattered by her mother’s mysterious disappearance, Esme is unable to move on. Her father’s re-marriage is the last straw, especially when she finds out that her guardian during her father’s honeymoon will be the interfering older sister of her new stepmother. Drawn by unanswered questions, and a mysterious sea eagle,…

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