Elizabeth Brahy


Piles of Books

About Me

Notebook and Pen

A native of Los Angeles, I have a degree in Film Studies from Wesleyan University and worked in film and TV before moving to France and becoming a freelance writer, translator and editor. I write about Paris arts and culture for the online magazine INSPIRELLE and am Regional Advisor of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators–France. My work was longlisted for SCBWI's Undiscovered Voices award in 2016 and 2018 and I'm a member of the European committee for the UV 2020 anthology. I'm represented by Savannah Brooks at the Jennifer De Chiara Agency.

Notebook and Pen



Fiction Writing

I write YA & MG novels about smarty-pants outsiders solving twisty mysteries with unlikely allies. Check out my latest manuscript below.

Desk with Book

Non-Fiction Writing

I cover the Paris arts and culture beat for the online magazine INSPIRELLE. Check out my articles here.

Green Typewriter

Editing & Translation

With specialties in media, tourism and the non-profit sectors, I'm available for your editing and translating needs. Check out samples of my work here.

Man at Desk

The Big Cheat

Fifteen-year-old Gilda Rosenbaum has little in common with the gritty femme fatales of her beloved film noirs, until her father is accused of embezzlement and she’s forced to leave her fancy Beverly Hilly private school for a public school in Los Angeles. With no friends at her new school – and no money to pay for the summer film program she and her besties have been planning for months – Gilda reluctantly agrees to sell her essays to the school’s teen crime boss, Malick Cooper.

Unfortunately, the plagiarized essays start popping up in places they shouldn’t, and Malick blackmails Gilda into discovering who stole them. Eager to avoid scandal, Gilda agrees to play gumshoe and joins the school’s news program as a cover. But she soon finds herself falling for Andrew, the cute and dedicated editor who is hot on the heels of what could be the biggest story of the year: the forged essays. While trying to uncover the thief, keep Andrew off the scent, and placate Malick, Gilda discovers her father has secrets of his own, secrets that could destroy her family forever.​..



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