HILARY MACKELDEN is a British writer. So far she has written more than 30 full length stage scripts as well as eight screenplays, many short sketches and stories, a weekly newspaper column.

As Caitlyn Callery, she has written two Regency Romances in the Hadlow series, and a dark short story. She is currently working on the third novel in the Hadlow series.

Born in Coventry, she has lived all her adult life in Crowborough, Sussex.


Father, Forgive will be performed in Crowborough, Sussex, in January 2016. Dates to be announced soon.

Volunteers is to be performed at Wadhurst, Sussex, in October 2015. Watch this space for further details.

If you are performing one of Hilary’s plays, let us know and we will give your production a mention.


 The Bankrupt Viscount by Caitlyn Callery was a contender for the Joan Hessayon Award given by the Romantic Novelists Association for a debut novel published after coming through the Association’s New Writing Scheme. The award winner was announced on May 21st 2015. Congratulations to Brigid Coady, whose novel, “No-one wants to be Miss Haversham” was the winner.



“The Bankrupt Viscount” by Caitlyn Callery was one of the four finalists in the Historical Romance category of the EPIC e-book awards 2015. Congratulations to Sarah Hegger, whose book “The Bride Gift” won the award.


Thank you to all who voted for “The Bankrupt Viscount” in the Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2015, and especially to those who left such kind (and anonymous) comments. Read them on the What Others Say page.

Sinbad has docked at Lazy Bee Scripts. You can read all about it at Sinbad

Museitup Publishing will shortly publish two more books by Caitlyn Callery. “Incognito” is the second in my Regency Romance series, “Hadlow”, and “The Last Word” is a dark short story. Watch this space for more details.

I am currently working on Book Three of the Hadlow series of Regency Romances, “Restoring Hope”.

You can see a complete list of my stage plays at Hilary Mackelden

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