Smoke and Mirrors

My review of Sophia Tobin’s novel, A Map of the Damage, is Editor’s Choice in the new issue of Historical Novels Review. ‘A scintillating novel of smoke and mirrors set in the glass-loaded Mirrormakers Club in London…. The novel vividly confronts us with the physical damage of the Blitz and makes us alive to the emotional…

A writing life in France

at Hotel Les Fleurines 17 Boulevard Haute Guyenne Villefranche-de-Rouergue, 12200 France organised by The English Library   Many writers, from Joyce to Hemingway, have seen and used the value of the estranged position. Not entirely fitting in, being a bit of a voyeur is the ideal position for a writer. Not belonging can allow a…

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The water moved her silently through the lilypatch, towards the river bank, for a better view of the white sphere.     Follow daily on @Meanda55555

Meanda – a novella about a watery exoplanet

My new novella, Meanda, about a watery exoplanet, has just gone off to the French translator. It will be published in English and French as an ebook on 1 July 2016 and is available for pre-order now on Amazon. More on Lot Valley Log.  

Ex-pat Novelists

From April I will be editing a monthly online column interviewing published fiction writers who live in a country other than their birthplace. The Displaced Nation If you are a published ex-pat novelist or know one you want to recommend please do get in touch

The Viking Hostage top ranking in Australia

  My novel The Viking Hostage, published by Impress Books, is currently featuring on three bestsellers lists on the Amazon Australia Kindle Store (European History, Medieval History, Genealogy).

Writing Award

I am very pleased to be one of 25 recipients of this year’s Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries. The Bursary has been awarded for work on my new novel, The Water Age, which is set on the triple river estuary at Carmarthen Bay. It has a historical strand in the 12th century, focussed on Nest who was the…

World Book Day – Event in Wales

  10th Century Vikings in Pembrokeshire at Pembroke Dock Library Water Street, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire SA72 6DW  01437 775825 Thursday 5 March 2.30pm – 3.30pm Free     For World Book Day, writer Tracey Warr will talk about working as a novelist and the history behind her latest novel The Viking Hostage (Impress Books). The…