Jacqui Scholes-Rhodes - Author

 

Every time I feel the urge to write I let go of all the inhibitions that try to warn me about the rules and abandon myself to everything that emerges, nudging the story into shape as the rest of life fits in around the thrill of seeing words forming on the page.

 

I’m currently working on my first historical novel, inspired by the real story of a family split apart in 1940s Poland and kept hidden from the next generation. It’s 1979 and three young people find their identities derailed by a plunge into history, forcing each of them to ask - which stories of the past should I tell and which should I leave untold?

 

My second novel is set in Italy, England, and France, and traces the steps of a young woman as she’s drawn deeper into a life she hasn’t yet lived, struggling with the boundaries between mystical and real. 

 

In 2020 one of my short stories was published by the Dorothy Dunnett Society and Historical Writers’ Association after being shortlisted in their short story competition.

 

 

 

 

 

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