Eliza is a Singapore Press Holding Scholar. She worked at The Straits Times as a journalist covering politics and foreign affairs (which really wasn't that fun). She later became an executive sub-editor at Today newspaper (which was quite fun because she got to boss some people around). She abandoned her journalism career to brave the unpredictable, but happy life as an author of children's books (which is very, very fun).The character Ellie Belly is inspired by her rambunctious and irrepressible daughter Ellie.
In real life, Eliza is also mom to Gabby (who shares her clothes) and shares her home with two adopted pets: BB, a street dog, and Snowy, an extremely clever, but greedy white terrier.Eliza was very much like Ellie Belly growing up, only clumsier, noisier and more destructive. Thankfully, she is now less noisy and destructive - but unfortunately, still very clumsy.