Born and raised in New Hampshire, Elisabeth Hyde briefly practiced law for the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. In 1982 she took time off to write her first novel, Her Native Colors, and never looked back. She has been awarded working scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and teaches creative writing through artist-in-residence programs. Her fourth novel, The Abortionist's Daughter, was selected for the Richard & Judy Summer Read and became a UK bestseller. Pan are publishing Crazy as Chocolate in Spring 2007. Elisabeth lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and three children.