Beneath the finished work of a painting lies the brush strokes of life – seemingly random splashes of color dashed against a white backdrop. Therein lies the life of a young woman and her new-found friend in the woods. Both escaping for vastly different reasons. As Charlotte’s life is brought forth onto the canvas, Royal steps into the scene mesmerized and challenged by Charlotte’s quiet manner and is haunted by her memory. All of which seem to be captured upon the canvas of the Painter – a mysterious man who appears in the most unlikely places. He ultimately captures their spirit upon his final masterpiece of the Hammer and the Anvil.
Elizabeth was born in Calgary Alberta and grew up on the plains of Montana. She now resides in Spokane WA with her husband, two daughters and their Jack Russell. As a graduate of Montana State University-Bozeman in accounting, she works at her husband’s CPA firm. When not writing, she participates in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with her daughters.