Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Welcoming Lisa Hobman to the blog

Today I am delighted to welcome a new visitor to the blog. Lisa Hobman joins us to share the inspiration behind her debut release, A Seaside Escape.

My love affair with the stunningly rugged country began around fourteen years ago when I first visited the Highlands with my husband, his parents and our very young daughter. One place in particular stole my heart and that was a little stone bridge at a place called Clachan Seil.

The Bridge Over the Atlantic, a pretty little structure designed by architect Robert Mylne and opened in 1793, sparked a passion in me that I never anticipated. I had always loved writing as a child but never dreamed of making a career out of it. But that little place with its whitewashed cottages and views out to sea, conjured up stories in my mind that I just had to write. Initially, I intended this to be a very personal thing but with the encouragement of my husband, my friends and family I finished the love story with the little bridge at the heart of it.

That story, aptly named back then as Bridge Over the Atlantic, was my debut release back in 2013 and I was honoured to be shortlisted in the 2014 RoNA Awards in the Contemporary Romance Category along with some of my favourite authors. I haven’t stopped writing since.

The Scottish people and landscape had such a magnetic pull for me that my family and I relocated to the south of Scotland back in 2012 and we are now fully ensconced in our gorgeous little village and surrounded by the timeless beauty of the Scottish Borders countryside.

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All about Lisa...
Lisa is a happily married mum of one with two crazy dogs. She especially enjoys being creative and now writes almost full time.
Writing has always been something Lisa has enjoyed, although in the past it has centred on poetry and song lyrics. Some of which appear in her stories. Being published was a dream come true and in 2014 the original version of A Seaside Escape (previously called  Bridge Over the Atlantic) was shortlisted in the RNA RONAs which is something she still has to pinch herself about!
Lisa now writes for UK based publisher Aria Fiction - an imprint of award winning Head of Zeus.

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