Elizabeth Crook is a novelist and has written for various periodicals, including Texas Monthly and the Southwestern Historical Quarterly. She has served on the council of the Texas Institute of Letters and the Board of the Texas Book Festival. Her forthcoming novel, tentatively titled The Which Way Tree, will be published by Little, Brown and Company and is optioned by Maverick Films with Robert Duvall to star. Elizabeth has co-written the screenplay. She lives in Austin with her family.