A graduate of Oxford University and Warwick Business School, Vanessa Couchman is a novelist, short story writer, freelance writer and consultant and a former Writers Bureau tutor. She has lived in SW France since 1997.
She runs a business offering writing services and coaching in report writing to organisations in the UK and internationally. Vanessa has also written many articles for print magazines and websites on French life, travel and culture and on writing and literary history.
In her spare time (!) Vanessa writes short stories, some of which have won or been placed in competitions and published in anthologies and online. She published a collection of her short stories inspired by and set in France, French Collection:Twelve Short Stories in November 2017.
Vanessa wrote her first novel in November 2012 during National Novel Writing Month. The House at Zaronza, set on Corsica and at the Western Front during WWI, was shortlisted in the Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition in 2013 and published by Crooked Cat Publishing in July 2014.
Her second novel, The Corsican Widow, set in 18th-century Corsica and Marseille, will be published in 2018.
Writing site: Vanessa Couchman author
Blog about French life: Life on La Lune
Amazon author page