I am a writer based in UK and France. My novels are set in early medieval Europe and are based on real historical characters and incidents. The Conquest trilogy (Daughter of the Last King, 2016; The Drowned Court, 2017; and The Anarchy, due 2019) tell the story of a Welsh noblewoman caught up in the struggle between the Welsh and the Normans at the turn of the 11th century.
My first novel Almodis the Peaceweaver (2011) is set in 11th century Toulouse and Barcelona and tells the story of an Occitan female lord. My second novel The Viking Hostage (2014) is set in 10th century France and Wales. The story springs from the kidnap of a French noblewoman on the night before her wedding, during a Viking raid on an island monastery.
My writing awards include Authors’ Foundation Award, Literature Wales Writers Bursary, Santander Research Award and The Impress Prize Shortlist. My novels are published by Impress Books and I am a member of the Society of Authors and ALCS.
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Sun 29 April 12 noon at Hex (Studio 30), Dartington, Devon, UK I am taking part in a public discussion on the future of education and learning as part of a weekend of events celebrating the lives of Carito and Marina Rodriguez who came to Britain as child refugees during…
I have established a publishing imprint called Meanda Books to publish the three small books that are the outcome of my work in the Frontiers in Retreat art and ecology project. The books will be published in July. An expression of interest form is at the bottom of this post.…
Kobo is currently offering Conquest I: Daughter of the Last King for a mere 99p. Conquest I is the first book in my trilogy about Nest ferch Rhys and the struggle between the Welsh and the Normans in the 12th century. It’s available at this price for a limited time in…