The National Novel Writing Month Phenomenon

November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, during which thousands of writers worldwide are trying to write 50,000 words of a novel in a one month frenzy. NaNoWriMo started in 1999 and now over 400,000 people take part each year. A significant number of novels have been published as a consequence. Bob Clary…

Taking vikings to the Parisot Literary Festival

Talking about the history behind my new novel The Viking Hostage: 10 Oct 2.30pm The English Library, Villefranche-en-Rouergue, France 12 Oct 4.30pm Parisot Literary Festival, France 15 Nov 2.30pm Tenby Library, Wales 1 Apr 2.00pm The Guildhall Library, London and more to come.

Parisot Literary Festival, 10th, 11th & 12th October 2014

The second year of the Parisot Literary Festival in the south of France runs 10th, 11th and 12th October. On Sunday 12 October 4.30-6.00pm I will be talking about my medieval novels Almodis: The Peaceweaver and The Viking Hostage (due to be published on 1st September) which are both substantially set in southern France. The…

Tamworth Reading Group Talk

I am giving a talk on Almodis: The Peaceweaver, and on my nearly finished next novel, Viking Hostage, to the Tamworth Reading Group in January 2014. Viking Hostage is set in early medieval France and Wales and is the story of three women: Sigrid Thorolfsdottir, a Norwegian slave, and two French noblewomen, Adalmode of Limoges…

Ice Floes on the River

Last week I participated in a local authors’ salon organised by the Tourist Information Office in Laguepie, a village in the south of France, where I live part of the year. My novel, Almodis, is a fictionalised account of the life of the 11th century Countess of Toulouse and Barcelona. My book sat alongside French…

Forthcoming Events

Fri 27 April 2012 2-4pm The English Library, Place du Hopital St Jacques, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France I will give a talk on Almodis: The Peaceweaver Tues 15 May 2012 6-8pm The Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2 I will give a talk on Almodis: The Peaceweaver

Almodis Reader Comments

Have received some wonderful feedback from readers of Almodis, such as: Dear Tracey Warr, I would like to complain: I started reading your novel in the bath and hours later realised that I’d read a third of the novel, was still in the bath, and I was freezing cold.

Almodis: The Peaceweaver published

Almodis: The Peaceweaver, is published today £6.99 ISBN 978 1 90760 505 5 Impress Books http://www.impress-books.co.uk First launch event is: Thurs 13 October 7pm in Carmarthen, Wales at University of Wales, Trinity Saint David in conversation with Diana Wallace, author of The Woman’s Historical Novel. Everyone welcome. The book has been selected from 60 candidates,…