Elizabeth Turnbull was born and raised in Haiti where she grew up surrounded by the sights and sounds brought to life in her Haitian children’s stories. As a young child she would spend hours snuggled in the laps of her parents and older brothers while they would read a story to her. One of her greatest joys was learning to read and having the power to unleash the stories for herself.
Elizabeth went on to study Spanish and Journalism at Wake Forest University and receive her MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University. Today, she is the Senior Editor for Light Messages Publishing. She is the author of three children’s books about Haiti: Janjak and Freda Go to the Citadel, Janjak and Freda Go to the Iron Market and Good Night Goat/Bonnwit Kabrit. Her biography of Wallace Turnbull's lifelong ministry in rural Haiti, Say to This Mountain, won an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award gold medal. Elizabeth lives on a budding farm in Hillsborough, NC, with her family.
Connect with her online at torchflamebooks.com/elizabeth-turnbull. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest @ejturnbull.