Rebecca Mascull

Novelist
University of Lincoln

Rebecca Mascull is a novelist of historical fiction and also writes saga fiction under the pen-name Mollie Walton. Her first novel The Visitors (2014) tells the story of a deaf-blind child living on her father’s hop farm in Victorian Kent. Song of the Sea Maid (2015) concerns an eighteenth-century orphan girl who becomes a scientist and makes a remarkable discovery. The Wild Air (2017) is about a shy Edwardian girl who becomes a celebrated aviatrix but the war is looming. All are published by Hodder and Stoughton.

In 2018, Rebecca completed the ending of her friend and fellow novelist Vanessa Lafaye’s final work, Miss Marley, a prequel to A Christmas Carol. Vanessa passed away when writing the novella and Rebecca worked with HarperCollins to finish writing the last chapters.

Her next trilogy of historical fiction is a Mollie Walton series to be published by Bonnier Zaffre as The Ironbridge Saga, set across the nineteenth century in Shropshire, at the heart of the industrial revolution. The first novel in the trilogy is set in the iron industry: The Daughters of Ironbridge (2019), with the following two books of the series out in 2020 and 2021.

Rebecca has also worked in education for over two decades, as a teacher, lecturer and examiner in English, media studies and creative writing. She has a Masters in Writing and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. She is a member of the Society of Authors, the Prime Writers and the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

Rebecca Mascull
Image credit: Lisa Warrener

Fellowships

University of Lincoln 2019/20