The Fathers of ‘Three’

As it is Father’s Day tomorrow, I thought I would do a blog post about the fathers in my historical fiction novel, ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’. *SPOILER ALERT* Maybe come back later if you haven’t read the book yet… One of the central fathers we encounter, and say goodbyeContinue reading “The Fathers of ‘Three’”

Telling the Women’s Story: A Feminist Retelling of the Plague at Eyam

When history retells the story of the plague at Eyam and the sacrifice made by those brave villagers over three and a half centuries ago, the names of two men come to the forefront: Reverend William Mompesson, then rector of Eyam, and Reverend Thomas Stanley, previous rector of Eyam. These two men worked together onContinue reading “Telling the Women’s Story: A Feminist Retelling of the Plague at Eyam”

When Two Pandemics Collide: Writing ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’ During the Time of Corona

The current pandemic hasn’t given us many things to be grateful for but for me the gift of the pandemic was two-fold: 1) allowing me the time to write, and 2) gifting me the insight of living through a pandemic so that my experience could really enrich my writing about a previous one. As youContinue reading “When Two Pandemics Collide: Writing ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’ During the Time of Corona”

Writing ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague”: Where History and Imagination Meet

Since I published the book ‘Three: Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’, I have had quite a few enquires about whether these women actually existed and whether all of what is documented in the book actually happened. Well, absolutely ‘yes’ to the first question. Emmott Syddall, Catherine Mompesson and Elizabeth Hancock were real women livingContinue reading “Writing ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague”: Where History and Imagination Meet”

Motif and Foreshadowing: Exploring the Cover of ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’ by Jennifer Jenkins

When my manuscript had been completed for months and my attempts to engage a literary agent in representing me were somewhat fruitless, I made the decision to self-publish. With that decision came the need for a front cover. I am blessed to have a husband, David, who is an industrial product design graduate and isContinue reading “Motif and Foreshadowing: Exploring the Cover of ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’ by Jennifer Jenkins”

Essential Sources: Crafting the Historical Fiction Novel, ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’ by Jennifer Jenkins

*Spoiler Alert* Do not read further if you have not finished reading the book yet! Many readers are interested to know just how much of my book is historically accurate and how much is the creative working of my imagination around the lives of the three women featured in the novel. Well, Emmott Syddall, CatherineContinue reading “Essential Sources: Crafting the Historical Fiction Novel, ‘Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague’ by Jennifer Jenkins”

The Gifts of a Pandemic: Writing the Book, Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague

Let’s face it, the past year or so has been pretty rough. There have been days when I cried for no reason at all and days I felt like I could do lockdown forever (as long as there was books and we didn’t run out of tea). It has been HARD but one of theContinue reading “The Gifts of a Pandemic: Writing the Book, Three: A Tale of Brave Women and the Eyam Plague”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”