Biography

Elizabeth Flock

Former journalist Elizabeth Flock reported for Time and People magazines before becoming a television reporter and anchor in San Francisco, California. After moving to New York, Flock became an on-air correspondent for CBS News covering breaking news both in the United States and abroad. Notably, reporting from Havana, Cuba, for Pope John Paul II’s visit with Fidel Castro; reporting from London following the death of Princess Diana; and reporting from Hong Kong where she covered the handover from the British to the Chinese.

Flock's acclaimed first novel, BUT INSIDE I'M SCREAMING, a fictionalized account of a journalist's fight for sanity, was published by MIRA Books in 2003. Reviewers called the novel "riveting," "insightful," and, in the words of the Oakland Tribune, "hard to put down." But INSIDE I'M SCREAMING has since been translated into six languages and has sold nearly a quarter of a million copies.

In 2005, Flock's second novel, ME & EMMA (MIRA Books), spent six consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Called "a triumph" by bestselling author Kathleen DeMarco, ME & EMMA has been compared to TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and was referred to as "haunting…not soon forgotten," by Booklist. Kirkus Reviews wrote, "Flock captures [the main character's] powerlessness and resourcefulness beautifully…tremendously touching." ME & EMMA was chosen as one of the "Best Books of 2005" by Booksense and was a Highlight Pick of the Year. In addition to being a bestseller in the UK, ME & EMMA has been published in 10 countries, translated into seven languages and has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide.

EVERYTHING MUST GO (MIRA Books, 2007), Flock's third novel, is set in the Connecticut of her childhood. The Dallas Morning News wrote, "in Ms. Flock's talented hands, [Henry] becomes someone readers will keep rooting for long after it would seem the game is over," and Booklist wrote, "another strong characterization from Flock, who uncannily immerses herself in [the main character's] vulnerable, yet stalwart, psyche." On the show Sunday Papers, WGN-Radio's Rick Kogan called the main character "one of the most interesting characters in contemporary fiction."

Elizabeth Flock lives in New York City and Northeast Harbor, Maine.

Elizabeth Flock

Books by Elizabeth Flock

by Elizabeth Flock - Fiction

In many ways, Carrie Parker is like any other eight-year-old --- playing make-believe, going to school, dreaming of faraway places. But even in her imagination, she can't pretend away the hardships of her impoverished North Carolina home or protect her younger sister, Emma. As the big sister, Carrie is determined to do anything to keep Emma safe from a life of neglect and abuse at the hands of their drunken stepfather. But after the sisters' plan to run away from home unravels, Carrie's world takes a shocking turn --- and one shattering moment ultimately reveals a truth that leaves everyone reeling.

by Elizabeth Flock - Fiction

In this follow-up to ME & EMMA, nine-year-old Carrie Parker and her mother have fled their small North Carolina town for a fresh start, when they meet another mother-daughter pair, Honor and Cricket, with a troubled past of their own. Carrie and Cricket become fast friends, especially when they discover a surprising secret that could change both of their lives forever.