Eliza Ankum grew up in a small southern town in rural Alabama during the sixties. Her parents moved the family of six kids to the big city, i.e. Chicago, when she was thirteen years old to escape the racial prejudice of the South.
Her rural upbringing made her a target for Chicago's tough inner city kids. So, like any kid who finds themselves a loner, Eliza took to books. Reading and watching television soap operas, detective stories, and sitcoms provided her the necessary components for great story telling.
Eliza works as a Unit Clerk for one Chicago's biggest and most prestigious hospitals. But still manages to find the time to pursue her greatest passion, writing.