Elizabeth M Castillo is a British-Mauritian poet, writer and language teacher, as well as a pilot's wife, and homeschooling mother of two young children. She writes about both the mundane and the magical that make up her everyday life.
From the time she was born in London, EMC was raised on a steady diet of poetry, words and stories. Her childhood was split between the Congo (Zaire/DRC) and England, and she spent her adolescent years on the tiny, tropical island of Mauritius, where her parents are from originally.
She studied Latin American History & Politics, & Modern Languages in the UK, and spent a year teaching and doing research in Santiago, Chile. Shortly after graduating she married the absolutely best man in the world (sorry ladies!), and moved to France where she and her husband live and raise their two tiny humans, and their two fat cats, Thomas and Marie.
EMC teaches languages here in Paris, and in 2020 she tracked down her muse and decided to take her writing and creativity seriously. She has a number of pen-names under which she writes all sorts of things, from poetry to picture books; with period retellings and romance in between.
EMC's writing explores the themes of race & ethnicity, motherhood, womanhood, marriage, love, loss, grief and language. She also lives with anxiety and depression, so there's probably quite a bit of that in there too, as well a a touch of self-deprecation and humour. We all need our coping mechanisms!
EMC hopes you find something in her writing that speaks to you, and would really love to hear from you if you do!