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 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.
Her recently completed YA novel, 16 Again, a modern-day Sleeping Beauty story with a Faustian twist, was longlisted in both last year’s Bath Children’s Novel Award and the 2019 Mslexia Children’s Novel award.
She is joint co-ordinator of the South East Scotland branch of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), President of The Angus Writers’ Circle, which is a group for both published and aspiring authors in Tayside and Angus, and an active member of the Scottish Association of Writers.
She is also one third of the team behind Chasing Time Writing Retreats in Angus, and has delivered a number of weekly creative writing classes to the pupils of her local primary school.
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!