Elizabeth lives by the sea in Scotland with her husband, young twins, and a cat shadow called Willow. Her current YA work in progress, The Eyelash Dandelion, won the 2019 T. C. Farries prize, and was longlisted in the 2020 WriteMentor Children’s Novel Award under the alternative title A Storm Walking. Her recently completed YA novel, 16 Again, a modern-day Sleeping Beauty story with a Faustian twist, was longlisted in both the Bath Children’s Novel Award and the Mslexia Children’s Novel award, and her Middle Grade novel, The (Not So) Average Life of Jasper James, was longlisted in the 2021 WriteMentor Children’s Novel Award.
Additionally, she has written a number of picture books, one of which was shortlisted in the Greenhouse Funny Prize Award. She has also been known to write poems and short stories, some of which have been published.
She is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and part of The Golden Egg Academy, as well as a member of The Society of Authors.
She is also one third of Chasing Time Writing Retreats in Angus, has delivered a number of weekly creative writing classes to the pupils of her local primary school, and is one of the team behind the scenes of the WriteMagic writing community.
Some of her favourite things are the sea, trees and forests, folk tales, myths and legends, country walks and pretty much anything writing-related, including more notebooks than she will ever be able to use!