Raised in the Detroit suburbs, Eliza Nellums now lives with her cat outside Washington DC. Her first novel All That's Bright and Gone was named as an Amazon Editors' Pick for December, received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly and was praised in The Washington Post and Real Simple magazine. She is a member of the Metro Wriders, a weekly critique group that meets in Dupont Circle. Her short story “Changelings” was published in the anthology Magical. An amateur botanist and avid gardener, she divides her time between plants, books, and cats.