Elizabeth Ireland discovered her passion for theater early. After receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in Theater, she accepted a teaching position in a performing arts department at a college in northern Illinois. For ten years, she taught, directed and ran front-of-house operations. American Theater History—particularly that of the 19th century—has always been of particular interest to her.
She has been a quarter-finalist and a semi-finalist for the Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Two of her screenplays have been optioned. Her work has also been published in a collection of paranormal short stories, Paramourtal: Tales of Undying Love and Loving the Undead.
The Backstage Mystery Series was born out of her love of American Theater History and the creation of her beloved main character, actress and amateur sleuth, Lillian Nolan.
Born in Chicago and raised in the northern suburbs, Liz now makes her home in metro Atlanta with her ever patient husband, her beautiful daughter and two quirky dachshunds.