Anita Writes Historical Fiction
As a child, I would fill small notebooks with stories. These had to be small so they could be hidden away out of prying eyes. I didn't let anyone read them, even had they asked.
 
I started my first novel in my twenties; a story about a 17th Century Exeter family caught up in the Monmouth Rebellion inspired by Cynthia-Harrod Eagles' 'Dynasty' series.
 
When I  submitted the manuscript to publishers,  I was informed  that historical family sagas were unfashionable. Historical fiction, however still had a following, and with some excellent advice from those in the know, i.e. my critique group, my manuscript was 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 and her family  in Richmond during the English Civil War, who became the Duchess of Lauderdale.

My current project is a series of Edwardian mysteries featuring amateur sleuth, Flora Maguire based in early 20th Century London and Cheltenham. The series is published by Aria Fiction, an imprint of Head of Zeus. I am also represented by the Kate Nash Literary Agency.

  

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