Author of Historical Fiction set on Kent’s Romney Marsh.
I am a truly local author. Living in and writing about Romney Marsh means I can fully engage in the history of the area and connect with my readers.
I learn about an event or custom – the great storm which changed the coastline, the body of a monk being secretly carried across the marsh, magical qualities associated with hagstones – and use these to create a whole novel.
Fictional characters are put in recognisable settings as we follow the story of their lives. The eras range from the 7th to the 20th century, giving me an opportunity to explore so much of our history through writing.
That local feel to my books now extends to them having distinctive covers with original artwork by artists from Greatstone, Lydd and New Romney, making the books even more special for me.
More recently I have been providing unique writing workshops. These are created by myself and give attendees the opportunity to learn about our history as well as produce their own piece of creative writing.
Please contact me if you are interested in a workshop even if is full as I sometimes have a last-minute cancellation.
Take a look at my Emma Batten Author Facebook page for posts about my workshops and to see feedback from those who have attended.