About

GRIFFITH_photo-by-JenniferDurham

Gemæcce began as an experiment: I built a blog to share and solicit research on a book I was writing about St Hilda of Whitby. (That book turned into Hild.) I have no formal qualifications in history or archaeology and my languages are either terrible (Latin, Old English) or non-existent (Old Irish, Welsh). I’ve been learning to note references and source my research but every now and again I slip back into bad habits. Sometimes I made a note so long ago and on a platform so far away that sourcing is impossible. I do my best in those cases to find an alternative or, when all else fails, ask for forgiveness.

My writing summary: I’m an English novelist living in Seattle, now a dual US/UK citizen, and married to writer Kelley Eskridge. Author of Hild, five other novels, and a memoir. Winner of the Washington State Book Award, the Nebula, Tiptree, World Fantasy and six Lambda Literary Awards (among others). I run a personal website as well as this research blog. I’m also on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.

If you want to talk about publication rights to any of my work, talk to my agent, Stephanie Cabot at The Gernert Company. To discuss film/tv rights, then Sylvie Rabineau at RWSG is the right person. For anything else—especially anything to do with the seventh century—talk to me:

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