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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elizabeth Blackwell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: Washington D.C.

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Illinois Connection

Blackwell graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She currently resides in Skokie.

Biographical and Professional Information

As the daughter of a U.S. Foreign Service officer, Elizabeth Blackwell grew up in Washington, D.C., interspersed with stints in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. She majored in history at Northwestern University and received her master's in journalism from Columbia University, which led to a career as an editor and writer for a number of publications. She now writes fiction from her home office in the Chicago suburbs.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Letter
ISBN: 0373229682

. 2013

The House Of Secrets
ISBN: 0373715595

Harlequin Superromance. 2009

The house is special. Alissa Franklin knows this from the moment she walks into the run-down structure. Aided by carpenter Danny Pierce, she launches a restoration project to turn this place into her home. As each layer of decoration is stripped away, they grow closer. They also uncover the century-old mystery surrounding the original owners and a private love affair.

The secrets aren't restricted to the past, however. And the ones between Alissa and Danny could jeopardize their relationship. Now she must choose to either walk away or find the courage to embrace a future with him.

While Beauty Slept
ISBN: 0399166238

G.P. Putnam's Sons. 2014

Historical fiction at its best — The Brothers Grimm meets The Thirteenth Tale

I am not the sort of person about whom stories are told.

And so begins Elise Dalriss’s story. When she hears her great-granddaughter recount a minstrel’s tale about a beautiful princess asleep in a tower, it pushes open a door to the past, a door Elise has long kept locked. For Elise was the companion to the real princess who slumbered—and she is the only one left who knows what actually happened so many years ago. Her story unveils a labyrinth where secrets connect to an inconceivable evil. As only Elise understands all too well, the truth is no fairy tale.


''While Beauty Slept'', 2015 ILLINOIS READS Book

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Literary Agent

Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller 312-922-3063