Hate is a strong word. But you've never met Diane Stillman. After Britain's war in 1996 between the Humans and the "Freaks", a damaged Diane Stillman is left with the rubble of what was her life. Living above a putrid world where she knows her sister's killer hides, her existence revolves around retribution. Tartarus- the Underground City of the Vampires- the freaks- a place with their own rules and regulations. With Government becoming deaf and dumb to her pleas for help, and constant Night Terrors of a figure she calls, "The Man", Diane moves to the decaying world below to track her sister's executioner herself. But eyes follow her in choking black ink of Tartarus and something is determined to find her first. Unknowingly hunted for being last of the mysterious Stillman bloodline, and finding herself auctioned off as a blood-whore to a possessive Vampire Lord, Diane finds herself starting to evolve into the very thing she's afraid of. A monster...
Elizabeth Earle started life by waking up and becoming unsatisfied with reality. A member of a big family, always being lumbered with the stool at Sunday Dinner and specialising in beating grown (somewhat tipsy) men at left handed arm wrestling, she is the author of Tartarus and most recently The Girl With Nine Lives.
She can be found looking for buried treasure in your gardens, can be heard singing Queen (terribly) in the shower, and seen in the shadows of Warwickshire, cooking up another story.
Elizabeth studied at the Norwich University College of the Arts after studying a National Diploma in Fine Art. Within the first year of studying a Degree in Fine Art, she quickly changed her mind and decided to pursue her life long ambition of becoming a writer, and embarked on a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing.
Since then, she has had various careers concerning making balloon animals, serving drinks to drunks, making cakes for charity, teaching inmates various subjects such as art and design and life and social skills, and finally settled on a job at a local college.
Elizabeth's favourite places are Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick Castle, Arley Woods and of course round her Nan's for Sunday Dinner.
Elizabeth's hobbies consist of eating her weight in chocolate raisins, maltesers, attempting to extend her knowledge beyond 5 chords on the guitar, writing and drinking a vast amount of tea.
When not hiding away writing, Elizabeth likes to spend her time with friends and family, occasionally feeding the rabbit, Stavros, and sitting back relaxing with the-bloke-with-the-beard.