Elizabeth has always enjoyed writing stories. Growing up in Philadelphia, she wrote often, mainly journaling absurd observations in her neighborhood or scribbling love notes that never got delivered. As a teenager, she worked for her high school literary magazine. While studying journalism at Temple University, Elizabeth’s love of words led her to write for the Temple News and soon she started writing and illustrating a weekly comic strip. And before long she knew she found what she wanted to do in life.
After graduating from Temple University, she enrolled in Rosemont College’s graduate program where she studied English and Publishing. While in graduate school, she fell in love with children’s literature and started to write for a middle grade audience. There, she was awarded The James O’Donnell Award in Publishing. Soon afterwards, she got a job with a publishing company called Schiffer Publishing where she worked on marketing children’s books. With Schiffer, she published an anthology book called Reasons to Smile: Celebrating People Living with Down Syndrome. She desired to create this book to bring awareness, inspiration, and education to people living with Down syndrome, people just like her younger sister.
Since then Elizabeth has written a middle grade book called The Dust Bunnies, which is an adventure story about a young girl and her pet jackrabbit who are trying to survive and remain hopeful during the Dust Bowl.
Elizabeth lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She currently works as a book publicist.