Elizabeth Mitchell began writing stories at a young age, storing them in file drawers, on floppy discs, and most recently, in the cloud. She suspects her mother encouraged her in order to keep her occupied, although her mother might have had regrets when some concerned teachers called about controversial stories. In college, Elizabeth became fascinated with the Middle Ages, which was described as a “starry night” by one of her professors. So began a trek through languages and legends that informs her narrative non-fiction and historical fiction, as well as her blogs. You can find her at her blogs: Elizabeth Anne Mitchell, Lapidary Prose and Leavekeeping, the last of which is her RoW80 blog. She is also on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.