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

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author @LizaPerrat

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: Meet Author @LizaPerrat Author Liza Perrat Today I’m delighted to welcome an author who also lives in France, but on the other side near Lyon. Liza Perrat and I know each other only virtually, but somehow I feel I  know her better than that already!…

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: an Interview with Emma Mooney @EmmaMooney21

On the Chaise Longue with Vanessa: an Interview with Emma Mooney @EmmaMooney21 Author Emma Mooney   Today, it’s my great pleasure to welcome fellow Crooked Cat author Emma Mooney to the chaise longue. Emma lives near Edinburgh with her husband and three children. Despite these distractions, she published her first…

A Reminder about the @Writersabroad Anthology 2015

Just a little reminder. If you are, or have been at any time, an ex-pat (i.e. living away from your country of origin), and on top of that you are a writer…you still have more than three weeks to submit a short story or a poem for the Writers Abroad…

 
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