About Me

For many years I worked as a journalist, editing niche publications about financial markets. But the financial crisis, followed swiftly by the arrival of three small children, put an end to that and now I write historical fiction from a rural village in Buckinghamshire.

On Wilder Seas is my first novel, coming out in the UK on March 16, 2020 with Legend Press. Inspired by the true story of Maria, the woman who sailed on the Golden Hind during Francis Drake’s famous circumnavigation voyage, it is the tale of one woman’s quest for freedom.

Earlier drafts of the novel were shortlisted for the Myriad Editions First Drafts Competition 2017 and the Historical Novel Society’s New Novel Award 2018. In July 2020, it was selected for the Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation’s #AdventureSociety book club.

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Ella Diamond Kahn




Lucy Chamberlain