Vanessa Couchman is a novelist, short story author, freelance writer and journalist. She has lived in France since 1997.
She is passionate about French and Corsican history and culture, which provide inspiration for much of her fiction. Her first novel, The House at Zaronza (2014) is based on an intriguing true story and set in early 20th-century Corsica and during World War I. Vanessa is planning a sequel, set during World War II, and another novel set in 18th-century Corsica. A host of other ideas jostle for attention.
Her short stories have been placed in creative writing competitions and published in numerous anthologies.
Vanessa has a degree in Modern History from Oxford University and an MBA. She belongs to the Society of Authors, the Historical Novel Society, online, ex-pat writing group Writers Abroad and the Parisot Writing Group in France.