They say every author’s first novel is autobiographical. Does that apply to me?
No. Of course, I have drawn on many of my experiences in life.
Am I one of my characters??
No. I do, however, usually give my central character certain of my characteristics, but there are always some important differences too. It is important to be able to identify with your hero to a certain extent.
Is Geoffrey Monmouth my real name?
No. It is a pen-name. I use it because I write other types of fiction and non- fiction under my real name and I believe it best to keep historical fiction separate from other kinds of writing. Otherwise the information about myself on this site is true.
Why that name?
There was a writer in the Twelfth Century called Geoffrey of Monmouth. He was a monk living in Oxford.
How am I connected to him?
I think we have a lot in common.
- He wrote a mixture of fact and fiction in his histories. So do I.
- We both love some of the same things:
What else can I say about myself?
I love animals, especially horses, and nature generally.
I enjoy reading and writing mysteries, especially whodunits.
If you share my loves, I hope you will enjoy my writing.