While most teenage girls were busy thinking about the beach, biology, or boys, Elizabeth Anne McKinney was busy getting her first two novels published! She conceived the idea for her Sons and Daughters fantasy series at the tender age of 12, and now as a recent high school graduate, she has already released Young Falcon and Fallen Rose, the first two books in her planned series of eight. A proud Texan by birth, Elizabeth is now attending Liberty University in Virginia. When she is not pursuing her studies or working on the next book in her series, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and dreams of living in Scotland someday.
January 12, 2015. Temple Daily Telegram, “Our Central Texas,” Elizabeth McKinney, 19, of Dripping Springs shows off her second published book, Fallen Rose, at a recent signing at Barnes & Noble in Austin. Her first book, Young Falcon, was published when she was 16. (phot0)
August 17, 2014. Temple Daily Telegram, “Delving into a world of Books – Exploring what it means to be a novelist,” by Jennifer Keefe. Interview article with several local authors, including Elizabeth Anne McKinney.
June 19, 2014. Temple Daily Telegram, “What’s Going On,” Book signing with Elizabeth Anne McKinney and Denzel Holmes, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. McWha Book Store, 114 Central, Belton. Announcement regarding book signing.
December, 27, 2013. Temple Daily Telegram, “McWha Book Store hosts Texas Authors,” by Rachel Lijewski. News article featuring Elizabeth Anne McKinney as one of four local authors. (photo)
December 12, 2013. Temple Daily Telegram, “What’s Going On,” Book signing with Lynn Woolley, Ben Barrack, Wesley Alan Riddle, Deidre Tolhurst and Elizabeth Anne McKinney, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. McWha Book Store, 111 Central Avenue in Belton. Announcement regarding book signing.
December 12, 2013. Belton Journal, “4 Author Book Signing,” 4 author book signing event during Christmas Market Days in downtown Belton at McWha Book Store Dec. 14 from 10 to 1 … Elizabeth Anne McKinney, young author, has written the first book, Young Falcon, in a fantasy series. Announcement regarding book signing.
November 14, 2013. The News-Dispatch, “Holiday Bazaar at Wimberley Community Center Nov. 16,” … the bazaar will be featuring two young authors and their books … Young Falcon by Elizabeth Anne McKinney.
May 31, 2012. The News-Dispatch, “Young Author,” Dripping Springs resident, 16-year-old sophomore Elizabeth Anne McKinney recently had her book published, Entitled Young Falcon, it is a young adult fantasy … (photo)
April 2012. The Bear Facts, quarterly publication of Brentwood Christian School, Austin, TX, “In Short,” Sophomore Elizabeth McKinney was featured with her own table and copies of her recently published novel Young Falcon.
March 29, 2012. The Belton Journal, “Central Texas Authors participate in roundtable,” by Tanner Clarke. …Elizabeth McKinney is a 16-year-old who has … latest book is called Young Falcon and is part of a fantasy genre.
March 22, 2012. The Belton Journal, “Several local authors to be on hand for meet and greet,” by Ashley Corn. The writers that will be there include Elizabeth Anne McKinney, author of the fantasy series, [of which] Young Falcon [is the first.] McKinney is only 16 years old, and she recently has had her first book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Austin.
March 22, 2012.Temple Daily Telegram, “Readers and Writer Roundtable event planned for Saturday,” … Elizabeth McKinney, 16, is the author of a fantasy series. Elizabeth’s first book signing was recently at the Barnes & Noble in Austin.
March 22, 2012. Salado Village Voice, “Authors chosen for Readers, Writers Roundtable,” The list of writers include: Elizabeth Anne McKinney, author of Young Falcon, is 16 years old and the author of a fantasy series. Her first book signing was recently held at Barnes & Noble in Austin.
February 9, 2012. Salado Village Voice, “Teen publishes young novel,” Sixteen year old Elizabeth Anne McKinney of Dripping Springs has recently released Young Falcon, a young adult fantasy … (photo)
January 23, 2012. Temple Daily Telegram, “Our Central Texas,” 16 year-old Elizabeth Anne McKinney of Dripping Springs displays her first book, Young Falcon, at a Barnes & Noble signing in Austin. (photo)
December 18, 2011. Austin American Statesman, “Books,” Local Best Sellers (Barnes & Noble Arboretum) – Children’s and Young Adult books, No. 1 – Young Falcon, Elizabeth Anne McKinney.
November, 2011. The Bear Facts, quarterly publication of Brentwood Christian School, Austin, TX. “BCS sophomore has novel published” by Jonathon Reich. Interview article with Elizabeth Anne McKinney. (photo)