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DECEMBER WA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Vanessa Couchman

 I was brought up in southern England. My love of reading, literature and history comes from my mother,  who  read to me when I was very young. My own early forays into writing were stories about witches and  magic –  illustrated by my own fair hand.

 Writing has been a golden thread throughout my career, but until recently it was exclusively non-fiction  writing. I have worked in publishing, public relations and communications, and have run my own  copywriting  business since moving to southwest France in 1997. I also write magazine articles, which  have been widely  published in lifestyle magazines about France.

 In 2010, I joined Writers Abroad and took up writing fiction again, starting with short stories. I wrote my  first  historical novel, The House at Zaronza, during National Novel Writing Month in 2012. It was  published by  Crooked Cat Publishing this year.

 I find inspiration for much of my fiction in French life, history and culture.

 Writing site: http://vanessacouchmanwriter.wordpress.com

 France blog: http://vanessafrance.wordpress.com

 The House at Zaronza

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Welcome to Writers Abroad, here you will find a writing community for expat writers living in countries around the globe. It provides a 'virtual' meeting place where you can meet over cappuccino, or a glass of wine and share the ups and downs of a writer's life.
 
Writers Abroad is a place where writers can share their work safe in the knowledge that their words, their characters and their aspirations are treated with consideration and a critical but constructive eye. It is the place for writers to share a passion for writing and the inspiration and motivation to keep creating.
 
Writers Abroad is a place where the sun is setting or rising somewhere, where the development of the craft is the driving force and where success is something to be celebratedWelcome to Writers Abroad, here you will find a writing community for expat writers living in countries around the globe. It provides a 'virtual' meeting place where you can meet over cappuccino, or a glass of wine and share the ups and downs of a writer's life.Writers Abroad is a place where writers can share their work safe in the knowledge that their words, their characters and their aspirations are treated with consideration and a critical but constructive eye. It is the place for writers to share a passion for writing and the inspiration and motivation to keep creating.
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