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Recovering alcoholic Lena Costello is ready for a new life. After years in prison and a short stint in a halfway house, she buys a new home in rural Pennsylvania with money from her defunct plant nursery business. This quiet town appears by all accounts a perfect haven away from her dark past until she comes across a missing child poster. After befriending Vanessa, the mother of the missing boy, she learns that not all in this town is as it seems.

As she settles into her new life, Lena finally begins to regain control. To heal. But as she becomes further enmeshed in the town's secrets, she realizes this halcyon life is a mere illusion as the case of the missing boy becomes immediate and frighteningly familiar.  



Quirky and capricious Fawn Birchill is the proud owner of The Curious Cat Book Emporium in West Philadelphia, but unfortunately, business isn’t exactly booming. In her desperation to keep her store afloat, Fawn cycles through disgruntled employees, wages a cold war on the newer (and admittedly shinier) bookstore down the street, and nearly causes the permanent downfall of her self-proclaimed “last great American bookstore“.

Soul-searching isn’t Fawn’s forte, but even she can’t deny that it’s time to dig deep if she ever wants to take back ownership of her life as well as her business.



“The Well”, Toho Journal, May, 2019

"Transitory"Hobart, July, 2018

"Boxing Gym Key Card", McSweeney's Internet Tendency, January, 2018

"List: Signs You Are Your Parents' Least Favorite Child", McSweeney's Internet Tendency, November, 2017

"The Woman Who", The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, August, 2017

"How to Hatch a Starling Egg", Wigleaf, March, 2017

"Truthful Job Requirements for the Front Desk Associate Position", McSweeney's Internet TendencyNovember2016

"Only the Real Crazies Paint"Hobart, October, 2016

"An Attempt to Schedule a Six-Sigma Battle Strategy Via Carrier Pigeon", Punchnels, February, 2016

"Loop", Cactus Heart, December, 2015

"Thrill", Necessary Fiction, December, 2015

“Passive Aggressive Etiquette Tips for the Typical Office”, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Nov, 2014

“A Newspaper Sat Beside it with a Streak”, Spork Press, Oct 2014

“O’Reilly’s Menu”, Bicycle Review, Oct 2014

“You Think I’ll Actually Be Nice About This?”, Fwriction Review, Oct 2014

“Winners”, Midwest Literary Magazine, Publication and Anthology for June, 2011

“Until He Gets It”, Inwood Indiana Press, 2011

“The First Sign of Aggression”, The Absent Willow Review, 2011

“Taste”, The Painted Bride Quarterly, 2010

“The Secret Prince”, Flask and Pen Magazine, 2008


Winner: Editor’s Choice Award for March, 2011, The Absent Willow Review, for “The First Sign of Aggression”

Finalist for The Glass Woman Prize, 2011, for the short story “Gravity”


Elizabeth Green's work has appeared in Hobart, Wigleaf, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg ReviewMcSweeney's Internet Tendency, Necessary Fiction, Cactus Heart, Fwriction: Review, Punchnels and others. She is on the editorial board for Philadelphia Stories.  Elizabeth lives in a suburb just outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two cats. When she is not writing, Elizabeth trains in aikido. She also crochets and knits.

For general inquiries please contact Elizabeth Copps at the Maria Carvainis Agency:

Photo courtesy of M. Scott Johnston

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