Photo © 2013 Sandra Cox

Photo © 2013 Sandra Cox

Elizabeth Barone is an American novelist. She writes contemporary New Adult romance and suspense, starring sassy belles who chose a different path in life. She is the author of over a dozen books, including The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos and the South of Forever series.

Elizabeth lives in Waterbury, Connecticut with her husband, the artist Michael Campbell.

Why “Romance for ‘Hood Girls”?

Growing up in the ‘hood taught me to appreciate what I have, to work hard, and to “make do” when life throws hurdles in my way. The girls I write about aren’t perfect. She struggles to pay the bills and makes mistakes. She comes out swinging when backed into corners. Love always finds her when she’s not looking, though, and guides her through life’s challenges—even when someone takes out the side mirror of her car.