Elizabeth Donald is a dark fiction writer fond of things that go chomp in the night. She is a three-time winner of the Darrell Award for speculative fiction and finalist for the Prism and Imadjinn awards, author of the Blackfire urban fantasy series and Nocturne vampire mystery series, as well as other novels, novellas and stories in the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres. More recently, she was awarded the Mimi Zanger Literary Award for fiction.
She is the founder of the Literary Underworld small-press cooperative; an award-winning journalist and essayist with more than twenty years in journalism; a nature and art photographer; freelance editor and writing coach. She is currently completing two masters degrees at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and teaches journalism and English composition at SIUE and St. Louis University. She serves as president of the St. Louis Society of Professional Journalists and Eville Writers, vice president of Sigma Tau Delta at the university, and is a member of the national SPJ Ethics Committee, AEJMC, Editorial Freelancers Association and more writing and journalism organizations than is healthy.
She lives with her family in a haunted house in Edwardsville, Illinois. In her spare time, she has no spare time.