Elizabeth was born and brought up in Hyderabad, India. She studied in Rosary Convent School and Nizam College. She worked with the Reserve Bank of India at Hyderabad and Mumbai. She has taken early retirement as Manager from the Bank and now lives in Hyderabad. Apart from English, she writes poetry in Hindi and Urdu. Her 'takhallus' or pen name is “Mona” for the 'ghazal' genre. She also translates poetry from Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, Marathi and Telugu into English. Her poems / translations have been published in many magazines and anthologies and also appear on the internet. The poems in this collection span more than three decades.