Hello, and thank you for visiting my website. I'm Karen Charlton, a freelance writer and editor. I write historical crime fiction and non-fiction. My novels are all set in Regency England.
My Regency Reivers series follows the true story of our notorious ancestor, Jamie Charlton, who was convicted of Northumberland's biggest robbery. My Detective Lavender Mysteries are based on the fictional adventures of Stephen Lavender, a real-life detective with Bow Street magistrate's court in London.
You can find out more about me, my books and my main characters by following the links on the side of this page. On the Genealogy pages you can also learn more about the research which led us to the skeleton in our family closet. There's a fascinating cache of interviews with fellow authors in the Guest Interview section, a video and podcast interview further down this page, and I periodically post some musings about all things literary on my blog page. If you would like to contact me, I’d love to hear from you and if you would like to follow me on Facebook please click here.
I hope you enjoy your visit.
Good Enough to Publish?
As part of Stockton & Middlesbrough Literary Festival,
I have been invited to run a workshop for aspiring novelists at Stockton Library on
Thursday 12th June 6 - 9pm.
If anyone is interested in attending, please contact Claire Pratt at Stockton library to reserve a place on
01642 476 284.
For more information go to: Talks & Workshops
THE HEIRESS OF LINN HAGH
Now revamped, retitled and repriced!
The eBook and paperback of The Heiress of Linn Hagh are now published by
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WHAT'S YOUR FAMILY STORY?
Karen Charlton and her books are featured in the June edition of Family Tree genealogical magazine. In Asking the Author Karen gives advice about how to write and promote books based on the lives of our ancestors.
These a quotes from a longer article she wrote for the magazine. The full article can be read on on the
Family Tree blog page.
Click on the link below to hear Karen Charlton discussing Catching the Eagle on BBC Radio Tees.
SEEKING OUR EAGLE
FABULOUS REVIEW FROM 'FAMILY TREE' MAGAZINE
Family Tree genealogy magazine have given a favourable review to 'Seeking Our Eagle' in April's edition of the magazine. (Now available for sale.)
FAMELTON WRITING SERVICES
Famelton is a literary consultancy run by a group of successful published writers, including Karen Charlton. Their aim is to help aspiring authors with manuscript assessment, editing and proof reading.
Through their website Famelton offer professional, in-depth editorial advice and assessment to anyone writing in the English language, anywhere in the world. They read manuscripts and supporting documents as a publisher would and provide clients with an honest critique about the marketability, structure and style of their writing.
To read more about the services Famelton offer and the fees they charge please follow these links.
Famelton Writing Services
Famelton on Facebook