Elizabeth Ducie trained as a scientist and technical writer, and worked in the international pharmaceutical industry for nearly thirty years before deciding she wanted to make a complete change of direction. She gave up the day job, began studying the craft of creative writing, and now writes fiction more or less full-time. Elizabeth has an MA in Creative Writing from University of Exeter, has published three collections of short stories and appears in a number of anthologies. Her debut novel Gorgito’s Ice Rink was runner up in the 2015 Writers’ Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year Awards. Her latest novel, Counterfeit!, was awarded third prize in the 2015 Literature Works’ First Page Writing Prize. She also lectures and writes on business skills for authors.