Elizabeth lives by the sea in Scotland with her husband, young twins, and a cat shadow called Willow. Her first middle grade book, Pathfinder 13, won the 2016 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 latest YA novel, a modern-day Sleeping Beauty story with a Faustian twist, was recently longlisted in The Bath 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), Vice 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 regularly delivers creative writing classes to the pupils of her local primary school.