About Me

As a child, I loved reading and writing. I spent my days coming up with stories and daydreaming characters and plots. I drew and painted lots of artwork for them, too. I never dreamed someday I would be an author! 

I spend lots of time writing my books, but I also teach writing to college students, helping them make their stories and writing stronger. 

I live with my family and our three sleepy cats. We love to read, watch movies together, travel, and play board games. 

Short Bio

Elizabeth Brown is the author of Dancing Through Fields of Color: The Story of Helen Frankenthaler (Abrams) and Like A Diamond in the Sky: Jane Taylor’s Beloved Poem of Wonder and the Stars (Bloomsbury). Another book, The World Entire: The Untold True Story of Extraordinary Rescue from World War II (Chronicle), releases Fall 2023.

Long Bio

Elizabeth Brown is a children’s book author, writer, film producer, and college teacher. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing and Screenwriting from Goddard College as well as a Post-MFA Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.

Ms. Brown teaches writing and the humanities at Saint Augustine College in Chicago as well as teaches creative writing for children K-12 at The Center for Gifted in the Chicagoland area. She has taught Screenwriting, Playwriting, Documentary Film Writing, and Writing Books for Children at Oakton Community College ALL and Evanston Township High School Adult and Continuing Education as well as other writing workshops. She currently serves as a judge for the Torrance Legacy Creative Writing Awards.

Additionally, Ms. Brown earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from DePaul University School of Music.

Elizabeth’s debut picture book DANCING THROUGH FIELDS OF COLOR: THE STORY OF HELEN FRANKENTHALER was published by Abrams Books for Young Readers and LIKE A DIAMOND IN THE SKY: JANE TAYLOR’S BELOVED POEM OF WONDER AND THE STARS (Bloomsbury). THE WORLD ENTIRE: THE UNTOLD TRUE STORY OF EXTRAORDINARY RESCUE FROM WORLD WAR II releases in Fall 2023 (Chronicle Books). Additionally, she is a contributor to STREAM THIS NEXT (edited by Liane Bonin Starr), forthcoming March 2022 from Rizzoli and The Bright Press (UK). Her YA fiction has appeared in IMMEDIATE FICTION published by St. Martin’ Press. Elizabeth is a member of SCBWI and is represented by Sean McCarthy Literary Agency.

More About Me

Favorite Season:
Spring

Favorite Food:
Oranges

Things I Love:
Books, movies, amusement parks, roller coasters, animals, music, swimming, and taking walks to the beach

Favorite Thing to Do as a Child:
Going to the library on Saturdays with my father

Favorite Books as a Child:
Too many to count! I always had my nose in a book.

Growing Up:
I grew up in Illinois and Vermont. My father was a college psychology professor and researcher. I loved going to work with him, spending time in his lab, and watching him teach his classes. I guess that’s why I’m a college professor today!