Angela Wren

Angela Wren

Author, Actor, Director

http://www.angelawren.co.uk
petitnuage.aw@gmail.com
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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview, Commission a book, After dinner, Educational

Audiences

Age 16 to 18+, Adult

Genres

Crime, Mystery, Romance, Short story

Book types

Anthologies, Fiction for adults

Details

About me

I am an actor and director at a small theatre a few miles from where I live in Yorkshire in the UK.  I did work as a project and business change manager - very pressured and very demanding - but I managed to escape and now I write books.

I've always loved stories and story telling, so it seemed a natural progression, to me, to try my hand at writing and I started with short stories and flash fiction.  My first published story was in an anthology, which was put together by the magazine 'Ireland's Own' in 2011.

Since then I haven't looked back.  I particularly enjoy the challenge of plotting and planning different genres of work.  My short stories vary between contemporary romance, memoir, mystery and historical.  I also write comic flash fiction and have drafted two one-act plays that have been recorded for radio.

My full-length stories are all set in France where I like to spend as much time as possible each year.

My 'other life', in theatre, began when I was child.  It has afforded me the opportunity to work on stage, handling many different roles from Shakespeare to Ayckbourn and Bennett and back again.  I've played both principle and supporting roles from comedy to tragedy, romance to loss, along with a myriad of cameo character roles in between.  I also work in film and televsion and regularly contribute to programmes on local radio.

I am available to talk about all aspects of my work as an author, actor or director.  Having travelled extensively in France I would be only too pleased to share my experiences.

My fees

Negotiable based on the Society of Authors recommendations.

Travel

I would be happy to go anywhere. 

Books by Angela Wren

Author of the Jacques Forêt mystery stories set in the Cévennes in south-central France. My short stories vary genre between contemporary romance, memoir, mystery and historical. I have experimented with comic flash-fiction and have drafted two one-act plays that have been recorded for local radio.

Original Writing from Ireland's Own 2011

Original Writing from Ireland's Own 2011

An anthology including 'Aunt Maggie' 
Messandrierre

Messandrierre

Sacrificing his job in investigation following an incident in Paris, Jacques Forêt has only a matter of weeks to solve a series of mysterious disappearances as a Gendarme in the rural French village of Messandrierre. But, as the number of missing persons rises, his difficult and hectoring boss puts obstacles in his way. Steely and determined, Jacques won't give up and, when a new Investigating Magistrate is appointed, he becomes the go-to local policeman for all the work on the case. Will he find the perpetrators before his lover, Beth, becomes a victim? Messandrierre – the first in a new crime series featuring investigator, Jacques Forêt.  
Merle

Merle

Jacques Forêt, a former gendarme turned investigator, delves into the murky world of commercial sabotage – a place where people lie and misrepresent, and where information is traded and used as a threat. The Vaux organisation is losing contracts and money, and Jacques is asked to undertake an internal investigation. As he works through the complexity of all the evidence, he finds more than he bargained for, and his own life is threatened. When a body of a woman is found, it appears to be suicide. But as the investigation takes another turn, Jacques suspects there is more to it. Who is behind it all…and why? Will Jacques find the answer before another person ends up dead? Merle – the second in a new crime series featuring investigator, Jacques Forêt.  
9781726687539
Montbel

Montbel

A clear-cut case? A re-examination of a closed police case brings investigator, Jacques Forêt, up against an old adversary. After the murder of a key witness, Jacques finds himself, and his team, being pursued. When a vital piece of evidence throws a completely different light on Jacques' case, his adversary becomes more aggressive, and Investigating Magistrate Pelletier threatens to sequester all of Jacques papers and shut down the investigation. Can Jacques find all the answers before Pelletier steps in? 
978-1697598339
Marseille

Marseille

A spate of abductions and subsequent deaths in nearby départements have Investigator, Jacques Forêt, perplexed. Returning from extended leave to the news of a local kidnapping, Jacques is on the case immediately. And this time it’s personal. But the case isn’t Jacques’ only worry. He has become more and more concerned about Beth, but what can he do if she doesn’t let him help her? The investigation into the murders takes him and his trusted assistant, Didier Duclos, to Marseille. Can Jacques find the kidnappers and release their captive before another body is added to the list of unexplained murders? It’s a race against time.  
Miss Moonshine's Emporium of Happy Endings

Miss Moonshine's Emporium of Happy Endings

A feel-good collectoin of heart-warming stories 
Christmas at Miss Moonshine's Emporium

Christmas at Miss Moonshine's Emporium

There’s something magical about Miss Moonshine’s Wonderful Emporium, and at Christmas she brings an added sparkle to the inhabitants of the pretty Yorkshire town of Haven Bridge. Customers who step over her threshold find an eccentric collection of gifts, but Miss Moonshine has a rare knack for providing exactly what they need: a strange Advent calendar whose doors give a glimpse of a happy ending; a vintage typewriter that types a ghostly message from Christmas past; a mirror in a silver case that reflects the person you’d like to be. Step inside Miss Moonshine’s quirky shop, and the thing you need most for Christmas will be right there, waiting for you... Nine romantic novelists from Yorkshire and Lancashire, including best-selling and award-winning authors, have joined together to create this collection of uplifting festive stories guaranteed to warm your heart. This intriguing mix of historical and contemporary romances will make you laugh, cry, and believe in the magic of Christmas. Praise for Miss Moonshine: "A warm and unforgettable collection of happy ever afters" Anne Williams, Amazon top 1000 Reviewer. 

Keywords

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