About Elizabeth

Like many writers, Elizabeth’s love of story began in childhood. Her favorite books included Mary, Rose, and Christmas Tree June by Doris Orgel, Stuart Little by E.B. White, and Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. She could often be found reading beneath a tree or under the dining room table.

When Elizabeth’s older sister gave her a homemade diary, it ignited her love for writing. She still keeps a journal! But it was the many hours spent reading with her son that inspired Elizabeth to write stories of her own. Today she writes pictures books, chapter books, middle grade, verse novels, poetry, and letters to her friends.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children & Young Adults program where she received the Excellence in Writing Chapter Books Award. She previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Dance from Brockport College and a Master of Arts in Movement Therapy/Counseling Psychology from Antioch University.

Her writing and poetry have been featured online in Dayspring and The Ekphrastic Review and included in the Southeastern Minnesota Poets Art in Our City Exhibition.

When she’s not reading or writing, Elizabeth can be found throwing tennis balls for her dogs, trying to grow things, visiting art museums, or spending time in nature with her family.

First day of first grade
At Griffis Sculpture Park, East Otto, NY
Journaling in New Hampshire

“Something about your life always makes its way into your stories.” –Nikki Grimes