Elizabeth is an author, teacher, and publishing professional who began her career as a national presenter for Resource Profiles, where she developed teacher seminars designed to foster creative brain stimulation. Moving into formal education, she helped at-risk students improve their writing skills as well as created and implemented a creative writing/blogging program that centered on teaching the 21st century learner. Works stemming from this initiative were published online and seen in over 40 countries.
Elizabeth was Acquisitions Editor for Raven Key Press and moved into Marketing and Communications for digital leader, Premier Digital Publishing. PDP’s illustrious board included John Ingram (world’s largest content distributor), Joel Anderson/Anderson Media (Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart), Wolf of Wall Street producer and super-agent Joel Gotler (Charlaine Harris/True Blood, Michael Connelly/The Lincoln Lawyer), and former President of Doubleday Publishing, Jack Hoeft. Elizabeth worked extensively with authors, agents, publicists, distributors, and the production team. She organized major marketing campaigns such as nationwide competitions and book signing events, as well as helped create a plan that boosted five titles onto the NYT Best Sellers list in a three month period (July-October 2013)—more than any other independent publisher. Elizabeth increased social media strategies and helped implement cross-marketing platform opportunities. She worked with the likes of New York Times bestselling authors Piers Anthony, Alan Jacobson, and Kay Kenyon, Producer/Writer Barbara Hall(Judging Amy, Homeland, Joan of Arcadia, Law & Order), Billy Crystal’s brother, producer Richard Crystal, and musician Greg Kihn.Premier’s success led to their recent acquisition by Open Road Integrated Media, co-founded by Jane Friedman, former Executive Vice President of Random House and CEO of Harper Collins Publishers Worldwide.
Elizabeth receives invitations to speak nationwide at schools and book clubs about Young Adult (YA) content and writing. She co-founded the popular book blog, Chirenjenzie, which reaches thousands of people around the world. The writer support and reader interest group promotes and interacts with followers on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and various other blog sites. Elizabeth has a Master’s degree from Austin Peay State University, where she was trained in classical opera. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
She is currently working on her next series, due to release from Vesuvian Books, called The Scythian Series. The first book is called The Scythian Trials.
Praise for the Kailmeyra Chronicles
Honorable Mention – New York Book Festival – The Light of Asteria
Tracy Riva of Midwest Book Review said of the Kailmeyra series:
LIGHT OF ASTERIA is a refreshing and enchanting expedition into a fascinating and well-developed land of fantasy. Isaacs has developed interesting characters that come vividly to life on the page.
THE SECRET OF THE KEEPERS is everything high fantasy should be. It is rich, diverse, textured. Isaacs is a master of tension. I ran the gamut of emotions from joy and love to overpowering grief. On page after page Isaacs solidly delivers a story that will keep you reading until long past your bedtime. Isaacs’ storytelling skills are superb as her style effortlessly pulls you in. I was on the edge of my seat in several places, waiting to see what would come next, at points more than half-afraid to keep reading, but unable to put the book down.