Elizabeth Cole is an author of historical romance. She can be found hanging around museums, coffeeshops, and graveyards…but not after dark.

She studied English literature and medieval European history in school, but found that not many jobs required knowledge of the quadrivium or the Crusades (shocking, right?). She went back to school for a Masters in Library Science, but later decided she liked writing books even more than cataloguing them.

As a writer, Elizabeth finds inspiration in lots of places, whether it’s art or movies, or TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Jeremy Brett-era Sherlock Holmes. She grew up reading lots of fairy tales and fantasy, as well as the detective stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, PD James, Mickey Spillane, and Ellis Peters. And of course, she reads romance! Johanna Lindsay, Mary Jo Putney, Mary Balogh, and Stephanie Laurens all get snapped up whenever a new title comes out.

When not writing, she watches extremely bad movies—the kind with more explosions than acting. (Sometimes those bad movies feature the silhouettes of a human and two ’bots in the corner…) Just a bit of a nerd, she also loves board games and tabletop RPGs. She can not divulge how many dice might be in her house at this moment. However, she does know where her towel is.

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