Novelist and short story writer. I was born in Cumbria and have lived in the South Lakes for nearly thirty years. I’ve published an historical novel under my “real” name, Marian Veevers and, as Anna Dean, I write “cosy” mysteries featuring Dido Kent, an amateur sleuth operating in the time and social milieu of Jane Austen. I am presently working on a novel set in the Lake District which touches on the lives of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. I have also written short stories and monologues for radio. I have worked as Writer in Residence for the Cumbria Archive Service and I am particularly interested in the use of archive material as a source of creative inspiration. I have given presentations and led numerous workshops on this subject and I have also taught creative writing to a variety of groups. I work part time for the Wordsworth Trust.
Fiction – Crime and Historical
Publications & Performance History
Novels: Bloodlines (Gollancz 1996) A Moment of Silence (Allison and Busby UK 2008) Also published as Bellfield Hall (Macmillan US 2010) A Gentleman of Fortune (Allison and Busby UK 2009. Macmillan US 2011) A Woman of Consequence (Allison and Busby UK 2010. Macmillan US 2012) A Place of Confinement (Allison and Busby UK 2012. Macmillan US 2013) Short stories in magazines and anthologies: Stories on Radio 4 Monologues on the Slave Trade for Radio Cumbria Voices from the Archives (Anthology for Cumbria Archive Service.) WORKSHOP | READINGS EXPERIENCE”,”REFERENCE/S Creative Writing classes for various adult education groups. General �fun� workshops for writers groups. Presentations and workshops on the creative use of archive sources.
Workshop & Reading Experience
Creative Writing classes for various adult education groups. General ‘fun’ workshops for writers groups. Presentations and workshops on the creative use of archive sources.
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