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Saskia is a writer of historical fiction, with a particular interest in the Medieval period. As the Covid pandemic forced many people to pause and reflect on their lives, she took advantage of this time to pursue her lifelong aspiration of becoming a published author. The first book in The Hidden Truths Saga, a prequel titled The Adulterer, will be released soon. Book one, The Seeker, and book two, The Avenger, are both scheduled for release later this year.

Saskia vividly remembers the moment she knew she wanted to become a writer. She was just a young girl, accompanying her mother to London's Leicester Square to watch Gone with the Wind. The grand screen, luxurious red velvet seats, and during the intermission; usherettes selling small tubs of vanilla ice cream, all added to the magical atmosphere. However, it was the enchanting story that truly captured her attention. A tale of love, loyalty, and patriotism ignited a passion for historical fiction within her.

In addition to her professional bookkeeping skills, Saskia has also studied creative writing. But, while focusing on her law degree, she chose to take a module on the history of the English legal system, which revealed its origins with Feudal barons, the Magna Carta, and King John. And it was this surprising information that solidified her fascination with this era. Currently, Saskia resides and works from her home in Danbury, Essex, where she enjoys spending time with her three incredible sons and DIY-loving husband. She also shares her home with a border collie named Rocket and two chubby cats. When she's not writing, Saskia can be found walking Rocket through the ancient woodland surrounding her home, drawing inspiration for her next novels. Alternatively, she's out enjoying the company of friends, often heading to London to catch a show while enjoying a glass or two of prosecco. 

Saskia aims to delight her audience with captivating tales. Her writing style is effortless yet engrossing, transporting readers into a medieval world filled with diverse relationships and settings. While her stories are based on real events and feature historical figures, she also weaves in fictional characters to enhance the narrative. Although some timelines may be altered for storytelling purposes, Saskia's main goal is to bring this fascinating era to life for her readers.


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