Elizabeth is an author, teacher, and publishing professional who began her career as a national presenter for Resource Profiles, where she developed teacher seminars designed to foster creative brain stimulation. Moving into formal education, she helped at-risk students improve their writing skills as well as created and implemented a creative writing/blogging program that centered on teaching the 21st century learner. Works stemming from this initiative were published online and seen in over 40 countries.
Elizabeth was Acquisitions Editor for Raven Key Press and moved into Marketing and Communications for digital leader, Premier Digital Publishing. There, she increased social media strategies and helped implement cross-marketing platform opportunities. She worked with the likes of New York Times bestselling authors Piers Anthony, Alan Jacobson, and Kay Kenyon, Producer/Writer Barbara Hall (Judging Amy, Homeland, Joan of Arcadia, Law & Order), Billy Crystal’s brother, producer Richard Crystal, and musician Greg Kihn. Premier’s success led to their recent acquisition by Open Road Integrated Media. She is now a Marketing Consultant for Start Publishing.
Elizabeth receives invitations to speak nationwide at schools and book clubs about Young Adult (YA) content and writing. She co-founded the innovative ezine, Indie-visible.com in which indie authors and publishers can network with readers, editors, formatters, and cover designers. The site reaches thousands of people around the world and is leading the industry in new educational incentives that help foster literacy in schools. The writer support and reader interest group promotes and interacts with followers on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and various other blog sites.
Elizabeth has a Master’s degree from Austin Peay State University, where she was trained in classical opera. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
“The Light of Asteria” received Honorable Mention at the New York Book Festival.