Elisabeth has a B.A. in Theatre from Roanoke College and a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia. She is a licensed Reading Specialist with an Adolescent Literacy certificate. She has always dreamed of being a writer. When she was in training to become a teacher, she wrote a 500 word article that was chosen for a professional publication. The short article ended up being a 50 word blurb that sounded nothing like her original piece. Horrified and humiliated by the brutal realities of the publishing world and devastated that her stunning, insightful creation had been slashed to its bare bones, Elisabeth vowed never to share her writing publicly again. So she spent the next 20 years in the classroom encouraging students to find their own voices. When she finally mastered the art of inspiring young minds, she left teaching to practice reasoning with and herding cats. She put all her efforts to observing her cats’ ridiculous behavior. Realizing they slept pretty much all day, she had some time on her hands to start writing again. However, when the cats were awake, they stood in judgment of her constantly. This made the scrutiny of an editor seem not so terrifying. And there the publishing journey began. She marched with thousands of other people that love to be squished together in tight spaces at the first Women's March in Washington, DC in January 2017.