Libby Ashworth is an author of sagas set in 19th century Lancashire. Her Mill Town Lasses trilogy was published by Arrow in 2020/21.
Libby still lives in Lancashire and is passionate about its history. She can trace her direct ancestors back to the village of Whalley in the Middle Ages. Many of her ancestors worked in the cotton industry – first as home-based spinners and hand loom weavers, and later in the mills of Blackburn. It is their lives Libby has drawn on to tell her stories.
Libby also writes historical fiction under the name Elizabeth Ashworth.