Lucinda Elliot loves writing Gothic stories - as she grew up living in a series of isolated old houses, in Buckinghamshire, Devonshire and North Wales amongst other places that would make perfect settings for such stories, that may not be surprising.
After that she lived and worked in London for many years, and now lives in mid Wales with her family, and has greatly improved her Welsh, but there is a long way to go...
She loves working out and weight training, and was once a Sportsfighter (long since retired). She likes body sculpting, too. She shows a geeky streak in her interests such as classic novels, history and conservation.
She loves creating strong female characters to provide an effective counterpoint to the gung-ho males. She can't resist putting humour into all of her writing, dark or otherwise. When reading 'That Scoundrel Emile Dubois' she hopes you will laugh out loud as well as shudder.
Authors always have worked out far more about their characters than they can possibly show in a book, even a longish one - not to mention all that clutter in their heads gleaned from historical research, etc. Her blog fills in these sorts of details about her characters.
Lucinda Elliot hopes you will visit her blog on [[http://sophieandemile.wordpress.com/]] if you would like to find out more about the background to this book, the characters themselves, her other writing, etc.