Monmouth Group: Research with Christina Hollis
9 July @ 15:00 - 16:00 BST
Research and the Author: one writer’s journey from reading history books to being published in the genre shows how it can be done. Learn to love life among the stacks!
Christina Hollis talks to the Monmouth Group her writing life to date, how she came to be involved in Pen and Sword Books’ Struggle and Suffrage Bristol project, and how she has applied her academic research skills to her historical novels, then Struggle and Suffrage, and how it led to her to become a mature student at the University of Gloucestershire.
Christina Hollis is an author from Keynsham who now lives in Lydbrook, in Gloucestershire’s Forest of Dean. She left school at sixteen with few qualifications, and after working in various low-grade jobs in finance and marketing took a year out to see if she could become a writer. Six historical novels, seventeen contemporary romances, and dozens of non-fiction articles later, she was commissioned by Pen and Sword Books to write Struggle and Suffrage in Bristol. This gave her a taste for research, so she enrolled at the University of Gloucestershire as a mature student. She emerged from the archives two years later with an MA (Distinction) in Creative Writing—and is now planning her PhD.
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