Vanessa Couchman

About me

Vanessa Couchman lives in southwest France and is a freelance writer. She has a degree in History from Oxford University.

Her first novel, The House at Zaronza, set in early 20th-century Corsica and during World War I, was published by Crooked Cat Publishing in summer 2014. It was judged in the top four of the Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition in 2013.

She also writes short stories with an historical flavour. She has been published in several anthologies and placed in various competitions.

Her historical interests are wide-ranging – from Eleanor of Aquitaine to occupied France during World War II. Her life in France blog often includes posts about French local and national history.

She is an avid reader of historical fiction.

From my website

My Biggest Lesson on my Book’s First Birthday

  Where does it go? Time, I mean. It’s not so long ago that I was slaving over a hot computer to write The House at Zaronza (actually, it will be three years in November). And surely it’s only yesterday that it was published? No, today it’s my novel’s first…

SEVEN SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO FIND INSPIRATION

nessafrance:I’m posting on Jane Bwye’s blog today about where you can find inspiration as a writer. Originally posted on Jane Bwye: I am honoured to welcome Vanessa Couchman to my AUTHOR COUNTDOWN today. A freelance writer and author based in France, she runs a copywrighting business, and is often asked the question: Where…

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author Tim Taylor

Author Tim Taylor On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author Tim Taylor My latest victim guest on the chaise longue is author Tim Taylor. We share some things in common: a first degree at Oxford University followed by a career in the public services (although I worked in book…

 
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