Anita Writes Historical Fiction
As a child, I would fill small notebooks with stories and hide them  away so no one would read them. My first attempt at a real novel was  started in my twenties; a story about a 17th Century Exeter family caught up in the Monmouth Rebellion inspired by Cynthia-Harrod Eagles' Dynasty series.
 
By the time I submitted the manuscript to publishers,  historical family sagas were unfashionable. Historical fiction, however, still had a following, and with some excellent advice from my critique group, this story was finally  published in two volumes. 

After a brief flirtation with Victorian Gothic Romance, my next venture was a biographical novel based on the turbulent youth of Elizabeth Murray, later to become the Duchess of Lauderdale, and her family during the English Civil War in Richmond, Surrey.

My current project is an Edwardian Cosy Mystery series featuring amateur sleuth, Flora Maguire based in early 20th Century London and Cheltenham.


These five books are published by Aria Fiction, an imprint of Head of Zeus and I am represented by the Kate Nash Literary Agency.
  

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