Elizabeth has written widely for magazines including Vogue, Oprah’s O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, More (including “Second Acts: Independent Women” , “Second Acts: The Queen-of-Cupcakes”, and “Second Acts: Freeing Your Inner Artist”), New York, and Good Housekeeping (click here to read Refeathering My Nest and Don't Forget to Click Reply).

Her frequent essays about writing appear in The Writer: “Ask the Kids” about being an author in the digital age; “Eight Publishing Strategies for the Road”; “Alike in Dignity” about the pleasures and perils of personal writing; “Eight Ways To Handle the Shrinking Print Market”; “Learning From Authors’ Obits”; and “Literary House Lessons”; and “Off the Shelves: Literary Lessons From Author-Owned Bookstores.”

Since 2014, she has contributed regularly to PBS’s online magazine, Next Avenue, including “Five Things I Learned About Aging From My Favorite Books”, “The Signature Story Quilts of Artist Faith Ringgold”, and “The Other Grandparents.”

She has appeared on KQED radio's Perspectives series with opinion pieces about the Golden State Warriors, “Dub Nation, Women’s Division”; romance during the 1918 flu, “A Pandemic Love Story”; and the loss of a live oak tree in her yard during a storm, “Live Oak Down.”

Her piece about getting married in the digital age, “With This Ringtone, I Thee Wed” ran on

She has written book reviews for The NY Times Book Review and The San Francisco Chronicle (click here to read reviews of The Center of the Universe by Nancy Bachrach, and Unfinished Desires by Gail Godwin). She was a Contributing Editor at Child for many years where her series, “Through the Eyes of a Child” was a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

Several of her essays are collected in recent anthologies. “Writing for the Cure” about the Wednesday Writers’ fundraising efforts for Bay Area breast care centers is included in Roar Softly and Carry A Great Lipstick (edited by Autumn Stephens) and also in The Social Cause Diet: Stories of Satisfying Acts of Service, edited by Gail Perry Johnston. For more information,

“I’d Marry You All Over Again” appears in The Secret Lives of Lawfully Wedded Wives (edited by Autumn Stephens).  “Refeathering” about life after her sons left for college is part of Writin’ On Empty: Parents Reveal the Upside, Downside, and Everything In Between When Children Leave the Nest, edited by Joan Cehn, Risa Nye, and Julie Renalds. For more information,