Francesca Capaldi Burgess 



Francesca Capaldi Burgess has enjoyed writing since she was a child, influenced by a Welsh mother who was good at improvised story telling. Francesca, a history graduate and qualified teacher, became a student of Elaine Everest's in 2006 when she decided she'd like to take her writing a step further.

Between 2010 and 2014 she helped Elaine in the running of The Write Place. While Francesca can (and does) turn her hand to most types of writing, she has a particular love for fiction.

She has had stories published under her married name, Francesca Burgess, in The Weekly News, That's Life! (Australia), Allas(Sweden), Ireland's Own, Candis, Take A Break Fiction Feast, Hjemmet (Norway), Hemmet (Sweden), You (South Africa), Woman's Era (India) and Woman's Weekly Fiction Special. She's been placed or shortlisted in a number of local and national competitions including Twyford Writers, Winchester Writers' Conference, Chorley and District Writers' Circle,, Flash a Famous Phrase, Meridian Writing and those run by Writers' News and Writing Magazine. She's also had pieces published in The Guardian, That's Life! and Real People and had two articles commissioned by The Daily Mail. She is a contributor to the charity anthologies 100 Stories for Haiti and Diamonds and Pearls and also has stories in the Kindle anthologies, 7 Food Stories from Rome and Things That Go Bump in the Night.

In 2009 she won The Write Place's 'Student most likely to succeed' award. She completed the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge to write 50,000 words in a month every year between 2009 and 2013.

Along with the short stories and non-ficiton, she is also writing novels under her maiden name, Francesca Capaldi. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writers' Scheme.

One of the scariest things she's ever had to do as a writer is speak on Pat Marsh's Radio Kent show after Diamonds and Pearls was released.

Francesca has been married to Andrew for over thirty years and they have four children and three grandchildren.

Currently you can follow her adventures as a grandmother on Nonna Blog:

and her adventures as a writer on the Write Minds Write Place blog:

Twitter: @FCapaldiBurgess

Links to some of Francesca's work: