Elizabeth Lindsay was born in Leicester, but moved to Southampton when she was three months old which is where she grew up, running wild and secretly riding the council cart horses. It was a tremendous freedom. She trained as a teacher at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and afterwards worked in Theatre in Education and Children's Theatre as a actor, puppeteer and writer.
She has also done many broadcasts for the BBC, both acting and writing. She also worked on the ATV series Pipkins, voicing and operating the characters Topov and Octavia, and, following the demise of Pipkins, wrote the series Heggerty Haggerty for Yorkshire Television. The beginning of her publishing career came when Scholastic Children's Books published eight Heggerty Haggerty picture books. Since then she has continued her career as playwright, script writer and children's fiction author. Her books include the Nellie and the Dragon stories, the Midnight Dancer series, the Magic Pony series, a novel called A Crack in the Dark Glass and her most recent series, Silverlake Fairy School for Usborne Children's Books. Elizabeth lives in Gloucestershire and has just purchased an electric bicycle so that she can explore the lanes and byways of the county without having to get off for the hills.