CreativeWritingMatters is very fortunate to have as literary consultant the novelist, journalist and creative writing teacher, Margaret James. Here she tells us a little about herself:
I’m a British writer of mainly historical fiction, although I have written some contemporary and time-slip fiction, too. I was born in Hereford, but now I live in Devon at the seaside – which is great, because it means that when I am stuck for a plot I can always go for a walk along the beach and be inspired.
I’ve written thirteen published novels, lots of short stories, and I teach creative writing for the London School of Journalism. I wrote the distance-learning course notes on novels and romantic fiction and co-wrote The Creative Writing Student's Handbook and The Short Story Writer's Workbook.
Recent novels are The Silver Locket, The Golden Chain and The Penny Bangle, a trilogy about the Denham family who live in Dorset. One day, I’d like to write another time-slip novel, and also a mystery set in Edwardian England, and also a crime series starring a Victorian private investigator, and also – yes, I have lots of files full of notes for novels I’d like to write!
The Denham family’s story was continued in Margaret’s romantic comedy The Wedding Diary. The latest novel published in 2014 – Magic Sometimes Happens – is also about the Denhams, but it’s a stand-alone read, too.
I’ve been a contributor to the UK’s Writing Magazine for many years, writing the monthly Fiction Focus column and also interviewing authors for the magazine.
Margaret blogs HERE
Her Facebook page is HERE
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