About me

Vanessa with The House at Zaronza

With my first novel, The House at Zaronza

If you enjoy historical fiction, you’re in the right place! Thank you for visiting my website. Here, you’ll find out about my writing and my books.

My husband and I have lived in an 18th-century farmhouse in the countryside of Southwest France since 1997. The history and landscapes of France and Corsica provide huge inspiration for my writing.

The House at Zaronza, my first novel, is based on an intriguing true story that we discovered when holidaying on Corsica. It’s set in early 20th-century Corsica and at the Western Front during World War I.

My second novel, The Corsican Widow, is set in 18th-century Corsica and Marseille and will be published in 2018. A sequel to The House at Zaronza, set in World War II, is on the drawing board.

I also write short stories and a collection inspired by and set in France, French Collection: Twelve Short Stories was published in November.

You’d be amazed by how much literary endeavour goes on in the wilds of Southwest France! I belong to the local Parisot Writing Group and a book group. I was also a founder of the Parisot Literary Festival in 2013, now an established annual event in the literary calendar.

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