Elizabeth Ashworth has been passionate about writing from the age of twelve, when she had an article published in Diana. Her first story was published in Pony Annual three years later. Her published books include Lancashire: Who Lies Beneath? (Countryside Books), Tales of Old Lancashire (Countryside Books) and Champion Lancastrians (Sigma Press). She is also a contributor to wide range of magazines. She is now engaged in completing a companion novel to The de Lacy Inheritance entitled By Loyalty Bound, which is set during the Wars of the Roses.