About Vicky

Three words sum up her passion in life: family, history and language.

Award winning historical fiction author, Vicky Adin is a genealogist in love with history and words.

After decades of research Vicky has combined her skills to write poignant novels that weave family and history together in a way that makes the past come alive. She is particularly fascinated by the 19th Century pioneers who undertook hazardous journeys to find a better life. Especially the women, whose strength and determination to flourish in a new country still coming to terms with its existence is inspirational.

Vicky draws her characters from real life stories – characters such as Brigid, the Irish lacemaker and Gwenna, the Welsh confectioner, or Megan who discovers much about herself when she traces her family tree back to Constance and Isabel in The Cornish Knot.

Vicky Adin holds a MA(Hons) in English and Education. When not writing you will find her reading – she is an avid reader of historical novels, family sagas and contemporary women’s stories; travelling – especially caravanning, and cruising with her husband and biggest fan; and spending time with her family.

Under The PastFinders Logo, Vicky writes stories about people, the past and their passions.


Children’s Books

Out of Vicky’s passion for her family and gorgeous grandsons, she wrote her first children’s book:

Kazam! Is a children’s illustrated adventure story set in New Zealand and based on real events. It was written for her grandsons, who wanted pictures as well as words.