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Saving Sadie: How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World, coming from Citadel/Kensington, September 27, 2017!

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Elizabeth Ridley
About Elizabeth Ridley
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Author of six books from major publishers and two-time fellowship recipient 

Saving Sadie: How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World is my sixth book and my first work of co-written nonfiction. Searching for Celia, my fifth novel, was published in 2015 by Bold Strokes Books in New York. My earlier novels are The Remarkable Journey of Miss Tranby Quirke (2009), Dear Mr. Carson (2006), Rainey’s Lament (1998), and Throwing Roses (1993). 

I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and have a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, where I studied under former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion.


In 1994 I received a Hawthornden Fellowship to Hawthornden Castle in Lasswade, Scotland, and in 2011 I received a Literary Artist Fellowship from the Wisconsin Arts Board. Today I live in Milwaukee with my two cats, Claudius and Calpurnia, and am busy developing and producing my first full-length feature film, Handle with Care, starring the award-winning British actor Peter Firth.

In addition to my work as an author and producer, I also still run "The Writer's Midwife," an editing and publishing consulting company. While I no longer do promotion and publicity work or ghostwriting, I am always available for freelance proofreading, copyediting, and developmental editing of fiction and nonfiction, for self-published or commercially published authors. Feel free to contact me directly via the contact info on the following page for more details.