Elizabeth was raised in a working-class household in Buckinghamshire, England. She earned her Linguistics/English Literature degree along with a teaching certificate and Special Needs diploma. She also earned a Master’s degree in creative writing from Glamorgan University in Wales where she honed her skills as a poet. Her poetry has earned her a number of awards and prizes, and she received an arts council grant in order to write her first novel, AN ACCIDENTAL LIGHT. Picador UK will publish in the Spring of 2008 and Other Press will publish in the United States in early 2009. She lives in Devon, England and is working on her second novel.