Rebecca Fernfield


My mission: to keep you up past bedtime, turning just one more page!

I have always loved reading and for years I wanted to write, but lack of time and, to be honest, feelings of inadequacy, blocked me.

A few years ago I plucked up the courage and began writing my first novel. It was awful! I learnt a lot!
I began ‘Primitive’ in May 2015 with the intention of writing a story that readers wouldn’t want to put down. I also needed to work through my feelings of anger at the horrors that were unfolding daily across the world.

I have a PhD in Medieval Culture from Birmingham University where I also worked as a Research Fellow. Before I immersed myself in learning, I lived, worked, and loved, in lands over the seas and far away.

I live in perpetual chaos among the flatlands of the Humber estuary with my noisy and boisterous children (apart from a grown up one who lives down the road and is rather calm and lovely) and Biscuit, a very naughty black Labrador.

Every experience I have had, and everything that I am, threads through my writing.

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Burning: A Preview Rebecca Fernfield

A broken England. A new power rising. A girl desperate to escape its grasp. Edie and her family are among the few who struggle to survive in England’s bombed out, disease infested, cities and towns. Civil society has collapsed and in the place of government, wannabe warlords and criminal gangs are taking control. When the Primitives, a cruel and regressive sect intent on rising to power, make an appearance, Edie’s father knows their only hope is to head for the higher lands where tiny communities cling together, hidden among the moors, feeding from the land, protected from the violence of the dying towns. But what waits for them there? Food? A home? Love? Or something else entirely? If you like to lose yourself in dangerous new worlds with thrilling suspense and heart-rending emotion the