Name Vanessa Couchman
Age Old enough to have achieved experience but probably not wisdom.
Where are you from I grew up in southern England but I have lived full-time in south-west France for the past 17 years.
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I grew up with books. When I was very young, my mother, who was a Bookaholic, read to me. I learned to read before I went to school and later devoured the contents of my parents’ set of encyclopedias, especially the Greek and Norse myths. It was there that my interest in storytelling started. I almost became a doctor but wasn’t good enough at the maths, so I changed to arts subjects and read History at Oxford University. Writing has been a golden thread throughout my career, but it was non-fiction writing up until four years ago, when I took up writing…