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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My new novel Conquest: Daughter of the Last King is published by Impress Books next week and is the first in a trilogy about Nest ferch Rhys – the daughter of the last independent Welsh king at the end of the 11th century. Nest is a controversial historical figure. She …
A list of references for my presentation during the Non-human, Non-animal seminar held at the Museum of Nonhumanity, Helsinki on 24 September 2016. More on the seminar coming later. Zooetics – Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Tracey Warr & Viktorija Siaulyte, in Frontiers in Retreat, 2014-2018 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zooetics/347421948771673?fref=ts Warr, Tracey…
My interview with novelist Hazel Gaynor has just been published on The Displaced Nation website. Gaynor’s new novel, The Girl from the Savoy, conjures up a vivid picture of London and social change in the 1920s.Filed under: Blog Tagged: books, historical fiction, women in history