Elizabeth A. Richter was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and emigrated to the U.S. as a child. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and eventually graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts with a B.A. in English Literature. In addition, Ms. Richter has an MFA in Poetry from Southern CT State University, and an M.L.A. in English from Harvard University Extension School. She received her certification as a high school English teacher from UMass/Boston. She is certified as an ADA advocate and as a Forensic Disability Specialist by Equal Access Associates. Currently, she is a trainee with the Therapeutic Writing Institute of Denver, Colorado. For many years, she contributed as a freelance author to the Divorce in Connecticut website about legal matters affecting protective mothers. Her articles have been published in Glamour Magazine, Liberty Magazine, Psychotherapy Networker, Open Minds Quarterly, The Hartford Courant, The Boston Globe and other online venues. For twelve years, she was an instructor in the English Department at Tunxis Community-Technical College in Farmington, Connecticut. She also co-owned and managed a small veterinary pathology service for many years. Currently, she is the mother of three adult children and lives in Connecticut with her partner, Sherif.
Elizabeth has a poem in Menopause: The Anthology