For reasons I can't quite explain, since I love my hometown, after I graduated I went to live for a while in the former Yugoslavian country of Slovenia. A truly beautiful place, but I wasn't made to be a country dweller. I worked as a private tutor and dabbled with properly renovation until 2010 when I came back to Nottingham, at around the same time as my first novel, Truths was released. I'd always wanted to be a writer and the realisation of that dream was possibly the most exciting thing that ever happened to me.
A brief spell in retail taught me to be kind to shop assistants in the run up to Christmas, before I found my way into a job much more inspiring to me, as an interpreter at the Galleries of Justice museum in the old Lace Market district of Nottingham. It's the old Shire Hall and Country Gaol, and the place I fictionalised in Truths. On any given day you might find me dressed as a Victorian warder, a drunken Georgian prisoner, or conducting a mock trial with a group of children. As a total history geek and creative to my core, it's the perfect place for me.
Outside of work and writing, I love to listen to stupidly loud music, I read incessantly (recomendations always welcome) and I love to study. I'm currently reading up on history and theology. Just some light entertainment...I'm also a big fan of travelling and I adore many cities all across Europe, my favourire right now being Budapest.
My favourite way of spending time is over coffee and cake in a quaint coffee shop, hopefully with some good company, or at least a book or notepad!"
The Locket and the Flinklock won a 2012 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Historical.
Source: www.rebeccasbuck.com/Further Readings:
The Locket and the Flintlock by Rebecca S. Buck
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (May 8, 2012)
Amazon: The Locket and the Flintlock
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Will the masked outlaw who stole Lucia’s locket also claim her heart?
When Miss Lucia Foxe is robbed by a band of shadowy highwaymen, she does not realize this frightening event will change her life forever. Her brave quest to retrieve her stolen locket brings her into close contact with the thieves and their dashing and fearless masked leader, Len Hawkins. But there is more to Len than meets the eye. Beneath the robber’s mask lies a woman who, in her heart, is not really so very different from Lucia.
As their unlikely love grows against the backdrop of the poverty and violent protest of Regency England, Lucia learns how much more there is to the world than her upbringing has taught her. Len flirts with death every day, and eventually, an attempt at exacting revenge on her cruel father threatens to snatch her from Lucia’s arms.
Will Len survive her encounter with death and avoid the retribution of the agents of justice? And can respectable gentlewoman Lucia love Len enough to sacrifice everything she knows?
More Rainbow Awards at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, Rainbow Awards/2012
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