“It was hard to keep a straight face!” says Elizabeth’s mother of the tales she wrote as early as six years old. Her parents sure got a kick out of them anyway! Today, this diehard romantic owes her inspiration and imagination to her family. Proceeds from the sales of her books benefit the Third Chance Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides scholarships to foster and adopted children, like her own.

She and her husband of twenty-one years—her knight in shining armor—amidst their chaotic house full of kids and pets, consider themselves extremely blessed.