About Me

 "She who Shines like the Stars" from Tolkien's Elvish.
(Read the full story behind my online handle here!)

Elizabeth Amy Hajek (as her in-laws pronounce it: “Hey Jack, get off my lawn!”) is a renaissance woman, both in her love of Tudor England, and her vast array of hobbies.  After a long period of indecision in which she explored independent filmmaking and learned that English Majors have to dissect too much poetry, she settled down to a life of trying every artistic, culinary, and crafting experience she could get her hands on. In addition to writing about magical folk, she runs a variety of sewing related enterprises, and can be found blogging about costuming adventures at www.seamstressconfessions.blogspot.com.

Fibromyalgia, endometriosis, bilateral hearing loss and Aspergers make life interesting, and dependence on God a necessity.

She lives with her husband (Nathan), daughter, and dog in Minneapolis, MN, where they survive long, cold winters by playing lots of really complicated tabletop games and attempt to keep Elizabeth’s book collection from taking over the house.

Her first book, "The Mermaid and the Unicorn" was released on August 15th, 2016. She is currently at work on the sequel.

Want to learn more about me? Check out my favorite books and TV shows! 

Favorite TV Shows

(Checking age-appropriateness before watching any of these shows is advised, as they are geared to many different audiences).

  • Arrow
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Call the Midwife
  • Chuck
  • Castle
  • Community
  • Doctor Who
  • Downton Abbey
  • Eureka
  • Firefly
  • The Flash
  • Gilmore Girls
  • The Good Wife
  • Jane the Virgin
  • LOST
  • Modern Family
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Parenthood
  • Pan Am
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Pushing Daisies
  • Psych
  • Sherlock
  • Switched at Birth
  • Warehouse 13
  • Veronica Mars


  • A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; Mark Twain
  • A Swiftly Turning Planet; Madeline L'Engle
  • A Tale of Two Cities; Charles Dickens
  • Anne of Green Gables (series); L.M. Mongomery
  • Beauty; Robin McKinley
  • Boy Meets Girl; Joshua Harris
  • Coronation of Glory; Deborah Meroff
  • Eagle of the Ninth; Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Emma; Jane Austen
  • Enchantment; Orson Scott Card
  • The Shadow of the Hedgemon; Orson Scott Card
  • Children of the Mind: Orson Scott Card
  • The Fairy Tale Novels (series); Regina Doman
  • Frankenstein; Mary Shelley
  • Harry Potter; J.K. Rowlings
  • Ivanhoe; Sir Walter Scott
  • Jane Eyre; Charlotte Bronte
  • Joan of Arc; Mark Twain
  • Mara, Daughter of the Nile; Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • Mary, Bloody Mary (and sequals); Carolyn Meyer
  • Peter Pan; J.M. Barrie
  • Pride and Prejudice; Jane Austen
  • Rebecca; Dauphine de Maurier
  • Redwall (series); Brian Jacques
  • Scottish Chiefs; Jane Porter
  • Sense and Sensibility: Jane Austen
  • That Hideous Strength; C.S. Lewis
  • The A.D. Chronicles; Bodie and Brock Thoene
  • The Bronze Bow; Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Chronicles of Narnia; C.S. Lewis
  • The Count of Monte Cristo; Alexandre Dumas
  • The Flames of Rome; Paul Maier
  • The Hunger Games: Susanna Collins
  • The Lantern Barriers; Rosemary Sutcliff
  • The Lord of the Rings; J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Mysteries of Agatha Christie
  • The Once and Future King; T.H. White
  • The Phantom of the Opera: Gaston Leroux
  • The Shining Company; Rosemary Sutcliff
  • The Silmarillion; J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Silver Branch; Rosemary Sutcliff
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond; Elizabeth George Speare
  • The White Queen; Phillipa Gregory
  • The Woman in White; Wilkie Collins
  • The Zion Covenant series; Bodie Thoene
  • Thorn in my Heart (and sequels); Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Till We Have Faces; C.S. Lewis
  • Timeline; Michael Crichton
  • Twilight; Stephanie Meyers