Mollie Walton is the saga pen-name for historical novelist Rebecca Mascull.
She also writes romcoms as Harper Ford.
Her first trilogy as Mollie Walton is The Ironbridge Trilogy. The first book in the series is set in the dangerous world of the iron industry: THE DAUGHTERS OF IRONBRIDGE. The second book in the trilogy is THE SECRETS OF IRONBRIDGE, set in the brickyards of the 1850s. The third book is set in the coalmines and servants’ quarters of the 1870s: THE ORPHAN OF IRONBRIDGE.
Her most recent saga series is The Raven Hall Saga, set during WW2 in North Yorkshire. The first book A MOTHER’S WAR came out in 2022 and its sequel A DAUGHTER’S GIFT came out in 2023. The series follows the Calvert-Lazenby family of a mother and five daughters living through wartime at home and further afield. Four more books are expected in the series, taking the family up to the end of the war.
Writing as Rebecca Mascull, her first novel THE VISITORS (2014) tells the story of Adeliza Golding, a deaf-blind child living on her father’s hop farm in Victorian Kent. Her second novel SONG OF THE SEA MAID (2015) is set in the C18th and concerns an orphan girl who becomes a scientist and makes a remarkable discovery. Her third novel, THE WILD AIR (2017) is about a shy Edwardian girl who learns to fly and becomes a celebrated aviatrix but the shadow of war is looming. All are published by Hodder & Stoughton.
She also completed the finishing chapters of her friend and fellow novelist Vanessa Lafaye’s final work, a novella called MISS MARLEY, a prequel to Dickens’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This novella was published in November 2018 by HarperCollins.
Her most recent novel writing as Mascull is set during WW2 in London and Warsaw – THE SEAMSTRESS OF WARSAW – published in September 2021 by SpellBound Books. The four Mascull books are collectively called The Elements Quartet, as each stand-alone book represents one of the classical elements of earth, water, air and fire. See HERE for more information on The Elements Quartet.
As Harper Ford, she has a two-book deal with Avon/HarperCollins to write two romcoms, the first of which is DIVORCED NOT DEAD, out September 28th 2023. This laugh-out-loud, feel-good romantic comedy tells the story of Frankie, 50-something and newly single, as we follow her adventures on the dating scene and starting her own business of a sewing and quilting shop on Steep Hill in historic Lincoln.
Rebecca/Mollie/Harper has worked in education, has a Masters in Writing and lives by the sea in the east of England.