Eliza Nellums's short story Changelings was published in the anthology Magical. She is a member of the Metro Wriders, a weekly critique group that meets in Dupont Circle, and Bethesda Writer's Center. She has a Masters degree from the University of Michigan. Raised in the Detroit suburbs, Eliza now lives with her cat in Washington DC where she is the manager of a grants program at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The Secret Place is her debut novel.