Catching up with … Elisabeth Hobbes

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I last interviewed Elisabeth after her sixth book; she’s been busy writing in the mean time and I’m chatting to her this morning about her nineth book, The Merchant’s Secret. Her tenth book is due out soon – see below for further details!

DSC_1733~3Hi – thanks for giving up some time to chat! I loved the location of The Merchant’s Secret. What inspired you to set this book in Brittany?

Brittany is one of my favourite parts of the world. I’ve been taking my family there on holiday for over a decade. The scenery is stunning with jagged rocks, hidden coves and dramatic clifftop views. There is so much history to discover in the medieval towns and castles. I initially developed the idea when I was on holiday a few years ago. We’d gone to see the area where Chaucer set The Franklin’s Tale with the ‘grisly rokkes…

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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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