Elisabeth was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but most of her 'growing up' took place in Orlando, Florida, where she wallowed in all things Disney. Traveling much with her family led to a fascination with history and an interest in other cultures throughout the ages. She has always loved children's literature and film, especially fantasy and historical fiction. Elisabeth graduated from the University of Florida, and then earned her master's degree in illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She now lives and works in Western Massachusetts, along with her husband, illustrator Scott Murphy. She is a member of SCBWI and the Western Massachusetts Illustrators' Guild. Elisabeth has been illustrating since 2007, full-time since 2014, and has worked with a variety of clients including Scholastic, Llewellyn Worldwide, Fantasy Flight Games, and Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.