Liz Newton was born in Australia, has three adult children and currently lives in Sydney with her husband and dog.
Extensive travelling including road trips across continents, sailing adventures and family holidays, has provided inspiration for creative writing and photography.
Liz has worked in health services and, in particular, mental health including drug and alcohol, in a variety of roles, as well as teaching and tutoring at universities and involvement in health research and ethics.
Her academic background is in Anthropology and Comparative Sociology. Research has included exploring issues of indigenous suicide, vocational training opportunities for people with mental health issues, and a PhD doctoral thesis on the ethnography of deinstitutionalisation for people with mental illness, resulting in many peer reviewed publications.
More recently Liz has enjoyed the freedom and creativity of fiction writing, without the constraints of academic publications.