Elizabeth Ducie

Elizabeth came late to creative writing, after a long career as a consultant and technical writer in the international pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. She began in 2006 by entering short stories and poetry in competitions, achieving a few wins, several honourable mentions and some short-listing.  She was also published in several anthologies.

Under the Chudleigh Phoenix Publications imprint, she has published five books of short stories (three solo collections and two co-authored with a friend). Her debut novel, Gorgito’s Ice Rink, was Runner-Up in the 2015 Self-Published Book of the Year Awards. She went on to publish the Jones Sisters thrillers set in the sometimes murky world of international pharmaceuticals. Book 4 is due out in September 2024. She is currently also writing The Coombesford Chronicles, cosy crime set in a fictional Devon village, and book 4 is due out in October 2024.

She also writes, coaches, and teaches on Author Business Foundations, providing indie authors with the skills they need to run their own businesses and publish independently. 

At the end of 2023, she stepped down after fourteen years editing  the Chudleigh Phoenix Community Magazine, a monthly online newsletter. She is a founder member of Chudleigh Writers' Circle; a former Director of Exeter Literary Festival; a member of ALLi (the Alliance of Independent Authors) and the Crime Writers Association. She is a regular workshop leader at Swanwick Writers' Summer School and The Women in Publishing Summit. She spends far too much time on Facebook and Twitter, but has met some wonderful members of the writing community as a result.

Contacts: www.elizabethducie.co.uk; Facebook; Twitter