Guest post: Elizabeth M. Hurst, The Lost Souls Series

Jennifer C. Wilson

Today on the blog, I’m delighted to welcome fellow Swanwicker Elizabeth M. Hurst to talk about historical setting, and in particular, her Lost Souls series. I bought a copy of Siren Spirit directly from Liz herself at Swanwick, and it’s a cracking read!

Here, she tells us about choosing a setting for your novel, and making it believable…

As historical writers, one question we get asked more than any other is this: which is your preferred historical period?

For me it’s a very difficult question to answer. Quite simply, I don’t have a favourite historical period. I never even enjoyed learning history at school. In fact I dropped the topic as soon as I could. How curious, therefore, that I have found myself writing stories that take place at least partly in a different time period. My mother thinks it’s hilarious!

When I started writing Siren Spirit, the first…

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