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 in the forthcoming Ladybird Tales of Crowns and Thrones. Yvonne has a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and is Lecturer in Creative Writing and Creative Industries at Sheffield Hallam University.
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.
WORK WITH ME
Everything You Need
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.
WORKSHOPS AND TALKS
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.
WRITING YOUR FUTURE
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.