I am a writer based in UK and France. My latest novel, Conquest: Daughter of the Last King (Impress Books, 2016, www.impress-books.co.uk) tells the story of a Welsh noblewoman caught up in the struggle between the Welsh and the Normans at the turn of the 11th century. I was awarded a Literature Wales Writers Bursary for work on the novel.
My first novel, Almodis the Peaceweaver (Impress Books, 2011), is set in 11th century Toulouse and Barcelona and tells the story of the Occitan female lord, Almodis of La Marche. It was shortlisted for the Impress Prize and the Rome Film Festival Book Initiative. It received a Santander Research Award.
My second novel, The Viking Hostage (Impress Books, 2014) is set in 10th century France and Wales. Like my first novel, it is based on real historical characters and incidents. The story springs from the kidnap of a French noblewoman on the night before her wedding, during a Viking raid of an island monastery.
I am a member of the Society of Authors, the Royal Society of Literature and the Historical Novel Society. I write book reviews for Historical Novels Review and Times Higher Education. I also write about contemporary artists and I am a keen historical fiction reader.
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My blogpost on Gerald FitzWalter, a Norman frontiersman in south Wales in late 11th and early 12th centuries, has just been published on the English Historical Fiction Authors blog. One of Gerald’s many colourful exploits included an escape down a latrine chute during a Welsh attack in 1109 on his…
Tracey Warr, Meanda. Photo: Yohann Gozard for Exoplanet Lot. As Above So Below is an arts and astronomy project at ACA in Allenheads, Northumberland, UK, coinciding with the building of a new community observatory. Earlier this year I ran a future fiction writing workshop with schoolchildren and installed a ground…
I am currently on a Blog Tour for my new novel, Conquest: Daughter of the Last King and have been tackling some very good questions from bloggers about researching, writing and publishing processes, as well questions about the novel itself. See some of my answers here: Trip Fiction, 16 October…