About

Elizabeth is a writer living in Missouri. She will edit your technical documents for money but has also done such varied jobs as receptionist, spot welder, chicken trimmer, lab wretch, and cafeteria lady.

She graduated in 2005 from Drury University with a BS in English and an AS in Criminal Justice. While in grad school, she published a short story, “Jack and the Bean Sprout,” in the Spring 2007 issue of Drury University’s Bonfire magazine. In May 2012, she won the first annual fiction contest at The Soap Boxers blog. That story, “Te Absolvo,” is now in her collection, The Shiny Folk and other stories (see the Buy Me page).

Elizabeth is busy editing Book 2 of her Tunerville trilogy and creating a conlang. Some of her favorite writers are Preston & Child, John Wyndham, Brian Keene, John Hornor Jacobs, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, and Emile Zola (figure that one out). Her greatest desire is to make the American Library Association’s list of banned books.

You may reach her at aelizabethwest@gmail.com. Or find her on Twitter, where she posts as @DameWritesalot. Tweet funny cats at her and she’ll probably follow you.