Elizabeth Twist is a horror and fantasy writer. She grew up in a small town in Southern Ontario, where awful and wonderful things were freely available to gawk at and experience. In 2005 Elizabeth earned her PhD in English literature by writing about plague, syphilis, and Renaissance drama, including the works of William Shakespeare. She occasionally terrifies undergraduates by teaching at McMaster University.
Elizabeth’s current writing project is a novelization of her thesis with more zombies and vampires than the English Renaissance typically is thought to include. She is also working on a full-length play based on the life of the Marquise de Brinvilliers, an infamous French poisoner. Her most recent short story, “They Drink Us In Our Sleep,” is forthcoming in The Devil’s Food, an anthology edited by Jim Kelley and LB Goddard.
Monk humour and reincarnationist hijinks are recurring themes in Elizabeth’s fiction and life. She has been a student of tai chi and chi kung meditation for over thirteen years, and currently teaches a small group of cheeky yet earnest beginners.
Elizabeth lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her partner Dave, a supergenius with a devastating wit and charming sensitivity. They share a house with Ben the cat and Dizzy, a Boston Terrier. Her online home is elizabethtwist.blogspot.com.