Elizabeth Haynes

Elizabeth has published seven contemporary and historical thrillers. Her most recent novel, The Murder of Harriet Monckton, based on a real unsolved murder from 1843, was longlisted for the Historical Writer's Association Gold Crown 2019. She has conducted workshops, tutorials and lectures both in person and online.

Describe your approach to teaching

I aim to encourage people to write, to help them gain confidence and avoid comparisons with others. Everyone's writing journey is different! And the world is waiting for your story.

What inspires your own work?

I'm inspired to tell untold stories, to find a voice for those who have been silenced, to seek justice in an unjust past and to revisit history with fresh eyes.

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