Inspiration for ‘The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge’ with Elisabeth Hobbes

Discover some of the places that inspired me when writing The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge

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‘They hanged the rebels in the market square.  Rain hung in the air.  Heavy drizzle that characterised this part of England: thicker than mist and turning the world grey and damp.

A cheerless day for a brutal act.’


30171931I was on a walk through the Cheshire countryside when the opening lines of my December release, The Saxon Outlaw’s Revenge popped into my head.  At that point I had no idea who the rebels were or how their deaths would impact on characters I had yet to meet but I could picture them perfectly in the grey wetness of a Cheshire autumn.  I had set my previous book, The Blacksmith’s Wife, in my hometown York and it felt a natural progression to set the next in my adopted area where I’ve lived for fifteen years.

Like Constance, the heroine of my story, when I moved to Cheshire I was struck…

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Elisabeth’s writing career began when she entered her first novel into Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013 and finished in third place. She was offered a two-book contract and hasn’t looked back. Since then she has published six Medieval romances with Harlequin Mills & Boon and doesn’t have any plans to stop! Elisabeth works as a Primary teacher but she’d rather be writing full time because unlike five year olds, her characters generally do what she tells them. When she isn’t writing, she spends most of her spare time reading and is a pro at cooking one-handed while holding a book. She loves historical fiction and has a fondness for dark haired, bearded heroes. Elisabeth enjoys skiing, singing, and exploring tourist attractions with her family. Her children are resigned to spending their weekends visiting the past. She loves hot and sour soup and ginger mojitos - but not at the same time! She lives in Cheshire with her husband, two children and two cats with ridiculous names because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left. You can find Elisabeth on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ElisabethHobbes?ref=hl and Twitter https://twitter.com/ElisabethHobbes

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