Elizabeth joins the creative team of Classical Kids as a contributing writer. Her first young adult novel, Asher’s Fault, won the National Federation of Women’s Press and Illinois Women’s Press Association Young Adult Creative Fiction Book of the Year. Her second novel, Asher’s Shot, received accolades from USA Today, and her final book in the trilogy, Asher’s Out, is scheduled for release through Bold Strokes Books in July 2015. Elizabeth is driven by a quest to unleash the authentic human experience in literature, on the stage, and in life. As an educator, she is touched and inspired by the real-world examples of how students, facing adversity, assimilate the lessons learned from those experiences to persevere and transform into triumphant adults. As an advocate for storytelling in the print and digital world, Elizabeth has spoken at international and regional educational conferences. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and the inaugural novel writing program at the University of Chicago’s Graham School.