About Elizabeth

Portrait of a young writer in vintage shoulder pads

As the daughter of a U.S. Foreign Service officer, Elizabeth grew up in Washington, D.C., Africa, the Middle East and Italy. She graduated from Northwestern University with a double major in history and communications and later received a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. In her varied career, she has worked as a restaurant hostess, waitress, TV station receptionist, medical school secretary, magazine editor and freelance writer. Book author is by far her favorite of the bunch.

Elizabeth lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, three children and an ever-growing stack of must-read books.

Other Fun Stuff:

An essay for the online book club She Reads on how Disney’s Sleeping Beauty inspired While Beauty Slept

An interview with Kirkus Reviews about my not-always-glamorous writing career

The story of How I Got My Agent for Writer’s Digest (Spoiler alert: It took a long time!)

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