Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth moved from Melbourne to Cairns in 2000. She has been a member of Tropical Writers since 2010, speaking on author panels at the 2012 and 2014 Cairns Tropical Writers Festivals, the 2011 JCU Tropics of the Imagination Conference and at the Yungaburra Book Fair in 2010, 2011 and 2012.  She presented Tea for Two, with Josephine Moon, author of The Tea Chest, at the Cairns Botanical Gardens, in June 2014.

Her publications include the two romantic comedy novels (All You Need is Love and Coffee, and The Teahouse in the Lime Trees) set in Far North Queensland; articles in Medical Observer; short stories in the Tropical Writers 2011 and 2013 anthologies; and her story Second Thoughts was published in 2010 in ABC Great Australian Rabbit Stories. Her poem Silence Slices won the Port Douglas Gazette and Reef Writers poetry competition in 2012. Her story Damn Dog Won’t Die was shortlisted for the QRRRWN/Writer’s Web competition in 2013 and later published in their e-anthology. The Fragility of Loyalty won the Tropical Writer’s Tiny Shorts competition in January 2017.

Elizabeth works as a general practitioner, a medical educator and a shepherd of three energetic boys and an assortment of other animals. She can be found in her spare time lurking in various coffee shops around Cairns, avoiding single use plastic items and scrabbling back a creative life.

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