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SEVEN Facts about Betsy Elliott that didn't make it into the book!

When writing a book often an author will create characters sketches, entire backgrounds for characters that don't make it on to the pages but help them to know their character and what makes them tick. It helps with motivation and gives a layer of reality to the character that is helpful when telling their story.

In addition to character sketches, The Forbidden Dreams of Betsy Elliott is set in history & some real historical connections are presented through other characters who were actually real people but are making "cameos" in the story.

Here are SEVEN things you should know about Betsy Elliott and her world in 1933 rural Newfoundland and Labrador that didn't make quite it into the book!


Betsy was born in 1912. Her birthday is on October 11, 1912.Her parents are Fanny and Roland Crane. Fanny's maiden name is Lyver.Betsy's neighbour, Mrs. Parsons, is the daughter of Joseph Edmund Elliott who invented the codtrap.Betsy's father, Roland Crane served …

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