Welcome to my website —part blog, part author page, part OMG isn’t-the-Welsh-language-amazing site.

It started life as a blog, way back before I had a publication list. It felt like shouting into a vast, empty dark. It still does at times. Until someone leaves a comment. Then I realize my words have penetrated the void — and a torch flares within.

I still get that spark of pleasure. Though I’ve since won awards, had articles and short fiction published and am looking forward to the release of my debut novel The Tides Between in October 2017.

So, diolch yn fawr iawn (thanks heaps) for reading.

If you want to know more—about me, my novel, the great-big-messy business of reading, writing and living, or simply how to learn Welsh—click on the links above.

And please, don’t forget to leave a comment.

Tan y tro nesaf!

Latest Posts

  • HNSA 2107 – my subjective wrap-up September 18, 2017 - Last weekend, I attended the 2017, Melbourne, Historical Novel Society of Australasia conference. It was fun, informative, encouraging, and utterly exhausting. I can't begin to imagine how shattered the organisers must feel. It's taken me days to recover. Partly because my library service has a shortage of casual librarians at the moment and I am doing ...
  • The House with Old Furniture by Helen Lewis September 7, 2017 - I haven't read a book set in Wales for a while. But my hiraeth is running deep at the moment (time to plan my next trip) and when Helen Lewis' House with Old Furniture dropped into my inbox, it had my name written all over it. Not an historical novel, The House with Old Furniture, nonetheless ...
  • An interview with Rachel Nightingale author of Harlequin’s Riddle August 28, 2017 - I first came across Rachel Nightingale at the inaugural Historical Novels Society of Australasia  Conference in Sydney. As a writer with a background in re-enacting, she was selected to read segments of the first chapter pitches for assessment by a panel of industry experts. Mercifully, I hadn't submitted a first chapter because the fall-out was ...
  • The Fourteenth Century by May McKisack August 22, 2017 - I have been doing some plotting for my work in progress - an historical novel written from the point-of-view of Mared Glyn Dŵr. Meanwhile, I am working my way through the reading materials I amassed while in Wales. In addition to plundering the National Library's wealth of resources, I took advantage of the UK's cheap ...
  • The Welsh Linnet – an interview with A J Lyndon August 14, 2017 - 'Mum, there is someone at work, I'd like you to meet.' My adult son announced. This was odd. I eyed him curiously. Adult sons don't normally introduce middle-aged mothers to their colleagues. 'What exactly do you think we'll have in common, son?' 'Her name is Felicity. She has written an historical novel with a Welsh ...
  • A review of Kate Forsyth’s Beauty in Thorns August 7, 2017 - I love a novel based on fairy tales. In fact, I may just have written one. My nineteenth century Aussie immigration tale having been hijacked by its Welsh storyteller. For surely the archetypes found in age-old tales have stood the test of time, many of them having been told in various guises around the world. The ...
  • Interview with Theresa Smith – author of Lemongrass Bay July 31, 2017 - I first met Theresa Smith through the Australian Women Writers Challenge, an initiative established to re-dress the gender balance in mainstream Australian book reviewing. Theresa joined AWWC in 2016 and answered the call for volunteers later that same year. She now serves as the Historical Fiction Editor and has recently taken on the social media ...
  • Making explosive changes – a grown up website July 24, 2017 - I'm not a web developer. I have a pretty basic website. 'Oh, no way, Liz!' I hear you cry. 'Your site is amazing.' It isn't. Let's not pretend. Elizabeth Jane Corbett.com began life as an amateur red and green Blogger site, called Hanner Cymraes. The acquisition of a domain name and a basic Wordpress template, didn't improve ...
  • A review of Nicole Alexander’s An Uncommon Woman July 17, 2017 - I had never any of read Nicole Alexander's work, despite that fact I'd heard her speak at the HNSA conference and had seen her books lining the library shelves. But when asked whether I'd like receive a reviewing copy, I readily agreed. I'm not sure why? Maybe just the offer of a free book? I ...
  • Britain, the end of a fantasy – some thoughts on identity July 3, 2017 - You post an article from the New York Review of Books on Facebook. Among other things the article says: "Strip away the post-imperial make-believe and the Little England nostalgia, and there’s almost nothing there, no clear sense of how a middling European country with little native industry can hope to thrive by cutting itself off ...