With a Poineer spirit in her heart and courage to make a difference, Elizabeth continues on the path set out before her. Where other western writers depict females as the weaker sex, Elizabeth shows them to have strength. Not only are they strong mentally, but are able to physically overcome many obstacles when no man is there to protect and guide them. She takes these women on an adventure that tests them to the breaking point, and when broken, how they can come about again in full strength, a strength that can only come from God. Her characters have become heroes in a world of very few, if any.
Her novels, winding around fiction adventure, are known for their accuracy and authenticity of historical accounts. The reader experiences a wide range of emotions as they journey through the story. Elizabeth's novels are truly exciting and entertaining.
Some say Elizabeth is following in the footsteps of Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour in her western writings. She however says, "I just write a story for others to enjoy." Though at times difficult, she stayed the course with the third book in the Greta Yancey Saga, Across The Prairie,and is working towards the fourth. In the footsteps of these great writers you may see her novels in movie form.
Elizabeth's drive to write came from moving to Arizona in 1981, where she fell in love with the topography of the West and a taste of what it was once like in the1800's. Life was not easy to live back then, but there was an unmistakable drive and determination to live it to the fullest. Elizabeth traveled the western states and became more enthusiastic with the West and the life one had to live to survivie to keep going, yet in a place of breathtaking sunsets, magnificent mountain scenes, and unspeakable prairies, it created a foundation for her writings.
Elizabeth has critiqued novels, poems, poetry books, paintings, and drawings. Her knowledge of writing and art landed her judging positions for various organizations. She spoke at Elemetary Schools and Libraries about her books and publishing.
Her strong patience and cheerful attitude allows for quick changes in plans made. And with her husband Jim of 45years, two married children, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, a full time job, Sunday School Director, and Jim and Elizabeth are also Deacons in their church...changes happen. But still Elizabeth finds the time to write and bring to life wonderful characters. She is also an avid painter and teaches acrylic painting classes.
Along with the Greta Yancey Saga, Elizabeth is also working on a number of other books : A Murder Mystery, two Childrens stories, and a couple non-fiction novels. Her Poetry Book will also become available soon.
Yes this grand lady knows how to accomplish a lot in 16 hours in a day and she still finds time for her love of western movies. A very positive lady with a few sayings she lives by: "With God All Things Are Possible!" "Never Give Up!" "Dreams Do Come True!"