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Why I Write: Diary of a Writer


Yvonne Battle-Felton, author of Remembered, is an American writer living in the UK. Her writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies. Remembered, was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (2019) and shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize (2020). She was commended for children’s writing in the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize (2017) and has three titles in Penguin Random House’s Ladybird Tales of Superheroes and three titles in Ladybird Tales of Crowns and Thrones. Yvonne's second novel, Curdle Creek will be published in 2024. Yvonne has a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and is Associate Teaching Professor at Cambridge University where she is the Academic Director of Creative Writing for the Institute of Continuing Education.

Yvonne aims to live a literary life full of creating, supporting, and organizing events, connecting authors and readers, and reading interesting books. Interested in hosting and chairing events, interviewing authors, reading widely, delivering workshops, and collaborating on interesting projects.

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I am always open to commissions and possible collaborations. Contact me to write fiction and nonfiction for children or for adults: theme-region inspired fiction, historical fiction, short stories, creative nonfiction, personal essays, writing/lifestyle essays, and scripts (audio, screenplay, games*)


I create and host literary events and aim for participants to feel welcomed and connected. A warm, engaging host, contact me to host book launches, chair panels and talks, do readings, devise podcasts, organize festivals, and host monthly open mic nights and literary salons and events on and offline.


Contact me to devise and facilitate creative writing workshops on writing historical fiction, writing for children, writing and representation, writing personal essays, creating events, and more.


Contact me about speaking engagements, keynotes, residencies, guest appearances, podcasts and more.


Revising your past, Moving Forward


February 4, 2020

Publication day! Remembered, Yvonne Battle-Felton's stunning debut, is available in hardback, ebook, and audio. Order your copy today.

It's 1910 and Philadelphia is burning. Spring's son has been beaten by police for a crime he may or may not have committed. In order to lead her dying son home, Spring, with the help of her dead sister, must relive a painful past in order to bring her dying son home. It's a story about motherhood, mothering, family, community, identity, and the trauma of slavery.

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