About

Elizabeth Crowens is the pen name author of SILENT MERIDIAN, an alternate history novel published by MX Publishing in London. SILENT MERIDIAN won First Prize in Chanticleer Review's 2016 Goethe Award for Turn-of-the-Century Historical Fiction, First Prize in the Independent Press Awards (Steampunk) and was on the short list of finalists for Chanticleer’s 2016 Cygnus Awards for Speculative Fiction, Paranormal Awards and the Ozma Awards for Fantasy Fiction, and was a finalist in the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. DEAR MR. HITCHCOCK (with agent) won Chanticleer's 2017 First Prize in the Chatelaine Awards for Romantic/Domestic Suspense and received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s fiction short story contest for Emerging Writers in 2017. A POCKETFUL OF LODESTONES, sequel to SILENT MERIDIAN, won First Prize in the 2017 Chanticleer Review Paranormal Awards. She has also published a variety of non-fiction articles and is currently writing 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, Sisters in Crime and Broad Universe. An active Sherlockian, she’s lectured on Arthur Conan Doyle, belongs to several Sherlockian scions, and is an independent scholar on Eastern and Western mysticism and Jungian psychology. A blackbelt in martial arts, she’s lived in Japan. Currently, she lives in New York City.

Other Works

Awards and Recognition

  • 2017 Chanticleer Review's First Prize for Domestic Suspense in the Chatelaine Awards for DEAR MR. HITCHCOCK.
  • 2017 Chanticleer Review's First Prize in the Paranormal Awards for A POCKETFUL OF LODESTONES, sequel to SILENT MERIDIAN
  • 2018 Independent Press Awards- First Prize in the Steampunk Category for SILENT MERIDIAN
  • First Prize in Chanticleer Review's Goethe Award for Turn-of-the-Century Historical Fiction, on the short list of finalists for Chanticleer’s 2016 Cygnus Awards for Speculative Fiction, Paranormal Awards and the Ozma Awards for Fantasy Fiction, a finalist in the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s fiction short story contest for Emerging Writers.