Teresa Benison

About me

Currently working on an historical novel set in 5th Century Cornwall. Originally part of an oral storytelling project in Cambridge, this has evolved from its Arthurian beginnings into an alternate history of the British Isles – in fact what began as a single novel has the potential to become an entire series spanning centuries.

I am also working on a novel based around a 1970s folk-rock band, but this period falls outside the 50 year definition of ‘historical fiction’ 🙁

As for me, my bio, I have published two contemporary novels with Random House and taught creative writing for the University of Cambridge. I am Co-Founder of the Penzance Writers’ Cafe and am involved with the running of the Penzance Literary Festival. I am also planning a range of workshops at the Exchange Gallery in Penzance

Find me on Facebook and find Writers’ Cafe here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Writers-Cafe/282400951892103

From my website

Call the Midwife – How Looking for Jonah was born

Structuring Jonah   Looking for Jonah is a novel that exploded onto the page.   Steeped as I am in the oral tradition everything I know about folk tale and folk song poured out as I began that first draft – the fey fiddler, the changeling, a mother haunted by…

The Editor’s Eye with Susan Opie

  Editor Susan Opie has worked for Harper Collins as director of their commercial fiction list, and now works part-time for Macmillan Publishing.   I scribbled various notes during Susan’s session, most of which I now discover to be illegible! Therefore, if anyone who was present wants to add information…

Allison Gross

The folk-rock band in Looking for Jonah (Black Rook Rising) was inspired by bands like Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span. Although the band decide not to do a version of Allison Gross, it is referred to and gives a taste of their inspiration – that said, band member Charlie Fish, having spent…

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