I am a writer and art historian based in Wales and France. My first novel, Almodis the Peaceweaver (Impress Books, 2011, www.impress-books.co.uk ISBN 9781907605055), 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, ISBN 9781907605598) 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 one of the founders of the Ifanca Helene James Short Story Competitition http://ifancahelenejamescompetition.wordpress.com
I also write about contemporary artists and I am a keen historical fiction reader.
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Thomas Lasbouyges, Project Elina, 2013-2015, in collaboration with Guillaume Barth. Photo: Francois Klein. If you happen to be anywhere near the Lot Valley on 13 May 6.30pm do come along to the Work in Progress Presentations at Maisons Daura in Saint Cirq Lapopie for the forthcoming Exoplanet Lot exhibition organised…
Looking at details in the Lot Valley to help me create a fictional watery exoplanet. See Lot Valley Log for details and slide show of more research images.Filed under: future fiction Tagged: art and ecology, contemporary art, france, water, writing
The Cave of Swimmers, Wadi Sura, Egypt I am currently writer in residence at Maisons Daura in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in the Lot Valley, France where I’m developing a novella about an oceanic exoplanet. See my Lot Valley Log for further details. Myself and the other artists in the project, Exoplanet Lot,…