Elizabeth Kuelbs

Elizabeth Kuelbs is a Los Angeles-based children’s writer with midwestern roots. Raised by her artist and mathematician parents on Wisconsin lakeshores and California beaches, she grew up with lifelong loves for wild nature and the kinds of questions that get to the heart of things—loves she now strives to share through her work.

Elizabeth’s stories and poems for young readers appear in What is Hope?, Things We Feel, Spider, Cricket, and elsewhere. She’s the winner of the 2023 SCBWI CenCal Writers’ Day Picture Book Contest and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her adult poetry is widely published, with work forthcoming in Scientific American, and her chapbook Little Victory is a 2022 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite.

A former management consultant, Elizabeth holds an MS in Information Systems Analysis and Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she’s not writing, you can find her learning to play cello or hiking local mountain trails with her family.

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