Elizabeth Crowens is the pen name author of SILENT MERIDIAN, an alternate history/ 19th century “X Files” novel published by MX Publishing in London. This novel won First Prize in Chanticleer Review's Goethe Award for Turn-of-the-Century Historical Fiction, is on the short list of finalists for Chanticleer’s 2016 Cygnus Awards for Speculative Fiction, Paranormal and the Ozma Award for Fantasy Fiction, and she won an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s fiction short story contest for Emerging Writers. Besides publishing a variety of non-fiction articles, she currently writes a column called The Poison Apple in the World Fantasy and Alfie Award-winning publication, BlackGate.com. A 15-year veteran of the film industry in Hollywood, she’s also an alumnus of Algonkian workshops and the Gotham Writer’s Workshop and a member of the Horror Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America and Historical Writers of America. Other novels include A Pocketful of Lodestones and Killer Between My Sheets, publication dates to be announced.