Thank you so much for taking the time to come and visit.
I’m Elisabeth. I'm a 39 year old mum of two incredible boys, Jack and Charlie with another little one on the way! Along with my husband, Nick - they are the light of my life.
I have always loved literature. English was my favourite subject at school and creative writing was always something I enjoyed. I majored in English (Creative Writing) at university but really had no idea what I wanted to do with it, so after I completed my degree, I went back to uni and studied to become a nurse. I was a nurse for 10 years working in both ICU and theatres, here in Australia and abroad and I absolutely loved it. However, after my beautiful mum, Karina passed away from cancer in 2018, I decided to take some time away from nursing. I needed some space from illness and hospitals whilst I grieved and tried to figure things out.
One night, after mum died, in the depths of my grief, ‘If You Were Here’ poured out of me onto paper and I realised where my heart was. Writing books for children that help their little hearts connect with their feelings and become more aware of the beautifully complex world around them feels like a new, and humbling journey that I am so excited to be on.
If You Were Here is my very first picture book which I launched in August, 2021. It has been a love project for the past two and a half years since my mum passed away and is beautifully illustrated by the amazingly talented UK based artist/illustrator, Anita Bagdi. You can read a bit more about how it came about here, but we are so grateful to be able to share it with you and hopefully help other children and families navigate through their loss, together.
Moonlight Goodnight is my second picture book that launched in November, 2021. I created this book with my good friend and extremely talented artist, Karina Jambrak. Narrated by the main character, Owl, it is a beautifully illustrated bedtime story written in rhyme about some very sleepy creatures who are waiting to say goodnight to all little ones who read it.
My third picture book, Beresford Bear will be released in late 2022 and I am so excited to be able to work again with my beautifully talented friend, Anita Bagdi. Follow me on instagram to see some behind the scenes of this beautiful little book as we prepare it for the printers and don't forget to sign up to my mailing list to be alerted when pre-orders open!
Thank you so much for coming on this journey with me. Your support means the world.
Love and gratitude,