Elizabeth Ross grew up in Scotland, where she earned her MA in Film Studies and French from the University of Glasgow. She has lived in France and Canada, and is now based in Los Angeles, California. Elizabeth also works as a film editor on feature films and documentaries. As a film editor she uses image and sound to create emotion and tell a story; as an author she brings those cinematic sensibilities to her writing.
Elizabeth’s debut YA novel, Belle Epoque, has recently been published by Delacorte/Random. Inspired by an Emile Zola short story, the novel tells the story of Maude Pichon, a plain, impoverished girl in Belle Epoque Paris who is hired by an aristocratic family to make their daughter look more beautiful. The resulting tangle of love, friendship, and deception are unraveled in this original coming-of-age historical fiction. Rights to Belle Epoque have been sold to the UK, France, and Italy.
Elizabeth Ross is now at work on a second novel, a Hollywood noir.