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All About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Langston was born in Memphis and raised in Tupelo, MS (the reverse Elvis). Elizabeth is a computer geek by day and an author of YA fiction by night. Her debut trilogy has sold to Spencer Hill Press with the first book, WHISPER FALLS, set to release in Nov 2013. A three-time Golden Heart finalist, Elizabeth now lives in North Carolina with her husband and two daughters.

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Elizabeth's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Wishes

Hometown:
Raleigh

GH Year(s)
2005 2007 2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
Whisper Falls, Leaving Eden, About Face, For Real

Genre(s):
YA

Started Writing:
fall 2000

Day Job:
software quality analyst

For Fun:
travel, obsess over SYTYCD

Blog Posts from Elizabeth

This or that – dream or goal?

Earlier this year, I went on a writing retreat with 5 Rubies. (Well, 4 Ruby sisters and 1 honorary Ruby!) One evening, I was listening to 2 of the authors discuss their goals for their careers–and it struck me that their goals had never even entered my thinking. Hitting a bestseller list? Earning enough money […]

This or that – critique groups?

Do you critique with someone or do you go it alone? When it comes to writing, I’m a loner and always have been. No critique groups or partners. I use RWA contests for feedback, though. I like the anonymity of it. Some judges are mean, but usually the judges give comments that are genuinely trying […]

This or that – Chronological order?

Today’s “this or that” question is: Do you write a book in chronological order or do you jump around? I’m in the latter group. I write scenes as they come to me. The first scene is usually first, but I nearly always write the last scene next. This process may go back to a conversation […]

All in the family

A writing career is a family affair. I started my first book 15 years ago, and life hasn’t been the same since for the Langstons. Some aspects have been negative, but today’s post is not about the bad stuff. Instead, I’ll share how writing makes my family better.

This or that – One book or many?

[I’m introducing a new concept for the Ruby blog: This or That Thursday.  Every month or so, we’ll offer you a question with two choices, such as… Plotter or Pantser? Alpha male or beta? Legal pad or Scrivener?  And then you tell us which one most closely reflects you.]  For our very first This or […]

Show and Tell – Cover Reveal for I WISH 2

Last March, I wrote a post to describe the cover design process for my Ruby book I Wish.  Since then, the cover designer, Lisa Amowitz, has become my friend, my co-author on a YA project–and a fellow fangirl of Brit actors, although she’s a Cumber-babe who doesn’t seem to realize that Michael Fassbender has the […]

Ruby Release – I Wish

“Don’t ever give up,” said the late Jimmy Valvano (former basketball coach for NC State University) a few short weeks before cancer claimed him. That quote became the motto for me and I Wish. This is the manuscript that finaled in the Golden Heart in 2009. Without I Wish, I would’ve never met my Ruby […]

You Are Not Alone

Robin Williams was such an amazing and multi-talented entertainer. He seemed equally comfortable with comedy or drama, scripted or unscripted, and everything in-between. He was enormously successful and, unfortunately, in great pain. Yet the tragedy of losing him too soon has shone a light on depression. October is National Depression Awareness Month. Let’s start the […]

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