I’m Elizabeth Starborn. I’m glad you’re visiting the Starborn Revue! Scroll down to learn more about me.

I write mostly middle grade fiction – and occasionally picture books – using the penname Elizabeth Starborn. The name Starborn reminds me that we can all shine as stars in our own way, and that’s what I want to show readers in my books and on this website.

My books aren’t yet published, so you won’t find them on shelves yet. I’m working toward the day when that will happen. In the meantime, you can get a taste of my writing in the serialized story I’ll be posting on the Starborn Revue blog, one chapter a month from September 2018 to June 2019.

When I was growing up, I was a shy kid – but I came alive when I was singing or playing the piano or acting. As you can see from this picture, I got my first piano when I was very young! Doesn’t it look as though I’m composing a great piano concerto? πŸ˜‰

My first piano (and my cousins)

My first role on stage was in third grade when I was one of four butterflies – I was the yellow one, with a short yellow skirt and gauzy wings. Not only did we get to be on stage and sing (which was great fun) but we also got to be on a float in our hometown parade at the beginning of July and throw candy to kids. That was cool. I can still sing the song we butterflies sang in that play – but I don’t have a cute yellow skirt or gauzy wings. Sigh.

The arts helped me to come alive. They helped me to connect with who I really am, deep down inside of me. Writing does that for me, too. It helps me celebrate the good and work through the not-so-good. These things help me to shine as my true self.

That’s what I’m hoping for you (and you, and you, and you) as you look at this website, as you read my blog, and as you someday read my books, whether you’re very young, heading toward your teens, or even grown up. I hope you’ll find what makes you truly come alive – it may be the arts, it may be something else – and celebrate who YOU are, deep down inside.

Even if it’s in an unexpected way –

Shine like the star you are!

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