Barbara Gaskell Denvil is a multi-award winning author of historical fiction, mystery, suspense and fantasy. Some of her books combine all of these and others only a few. Now, for the first time, she is writing children’s fantasy, again combining the genres she loves, historical and adventure with fantasy. (See Bannister’s Muster’s page for more information)
Having been born into a literary family where book shelves filled every room, she grew up assuming that writing would be her career. She began writing when she was extremely young and then went to work in the British Museum Library, with ancient folios and manuscripts. This cemented her love of both literature and history. Moving on to work in traditional publishing, scripting, reviewing, editing and publishing many articles and short stories.
Her books now alternate between fantasy and historical fiction, drama, mystery, adventure and romance, with a passion for medieval settings and historical accuracy.
Miss Gaskell Denvil’s work has been traditionally published by Simon & Schuster, but she now favours self-publishing as it gives the huge satisfaction of individual control. And personal choice of genre and artistic inspiration.
For those of you who don't receive my newsletter, the 'Acorn and the Oak' is a short Historical Mystery story I am writing with the help of my subscribers. Each month I write another chapter and then give three choices for which way the story should continue. This is...read more
Hello from the freezing winter in Australia, and welcome. Over the last few months I have been concentrating on getting new covers for my books, particularly the historical mysteries. They have changed more than the others, as I find it so difficult to find the look...read more
I am half way through writing the very last in the series of Bannister’s Muster, book 6 ‘Hide & Seek’. This will soon be complete, and it will finish off the whole series, but I might well write some sort of associated story at some time in the future. Two new...read more
Now available as a boxset or omnibus edition, STARS AND A WIND is a trilogy of ancient northern myth. The story will take you into the relentless freeze of unknown places, and there you will find out secrets that have never been whispered before. If you have not read...read more
Although many, perhaps even most, of my novels contain some type of mystery and crime drama, none of them so far have been straight forward modern whodunnits! I love to write in different genres, and my favourites are historical mystery adventures with some romance,...read more
Have you made friends with Nathan yet? His adventures have been most unexpected so far, and he and his friends have been forced to travel to new worlds, and different times. Nothing is as easy or comfortable as it seemed when Nathan first set out. Alice, Alfie, Joh,...read more