Elizabeth Hobbs Voss

Children's writer, journalist



Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved to write. I remember writing reports about apes and the Salem witch trials, scary stories and sweet stories, and poems in free verse and haiku. I began writing journals as a girl and still do as an adult.

I studied journalism at the University of Illinois, and then worked for community newspapers in the Chicago suburbs. I quit working full-time when my twin sons Nick and David were born. Then I wrote freelance articles about parenting, the arts, health, cats and other topics for newspapers, magazines and online sites. 

I fell in love with children's books when I read to my sons. Now I enjoy writing both fiction and nonfiction for children.

I grew up in Central Illinois, and later lived in Chicago and its suburbs, and Farmington Hills, Michigan. Today I make my home in Manhattan with my husband Todd and cat Thomas.