Elizabeth Macintosh is passionate about the beauty of words and manipulating language. She grew up on the North Coast of NSW and now lives in Coonabarabran, the Astronomy Capital of Australia.
Although she has published many articles in newspapers and national magazines, Elizabeth’s main interests are writing for children and YA. Her tales often have a humorous twist and many involve true events. She has won several awards for her adult short stories.
Elizabeth is a former English teacher who has had a great deal of success with student writing competitions. In the period 2008-2016, over 50 students taught or influenced by her won awards, many in prestigious competitions such as the Whitlam Institute What Matters? She is available to conduct writing workshops for primary and secondary students.
In order to develop her skills, Elizabeth has undertaken various courses on writing for children and YA. These include one through the Australian Writers’ Centre with Sue Whiting and another at the NSWWC presented by Tristan Bancks.
As well as CKT, her memberships include the NSWWC, Fellowship of Australian Writers, New England Writers’ Centre and the Outback Writers’ Centre in Dubbo. She is a registered participant in the Skywriters Project, a part of the Big Skies Collaboration, which aims to release an anthology in 2019. For many years she has supported WestWordsFest in Dubbo and been involved with Coonabarabran’s Feast of Words, which attracts YA authors of the calibre of JC Burke.
Elizabeth Macintosh - Submissions
- Freedom (Excerpt 2) by Elizabeth Macintosh Jul - 2018
- Freedom (Excerpt 1) by Elizabeth Macintosh Jul - 2018
- The Marelda Mysteries (Excerpt) by Elizabeth Macintosh Oct - 2017