Elizabeth M Castillo is a two-time Pushcart Prize-nominated British-Mauritian poet, writer and language teacher, as well as a pilot's wife, and homeschooling mother. She writes about both the mundane and the magical that make up 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 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.


As well as writing, EMC also runs her interview series EMC's Writer of the Month, as well as EMC 6 Things/6 Cosas, both to promote indie-press creators and their work. Her bilingual, illustrated, debut collection "Cajoncito: Poems on Love, Loss, y Otras Locuras" was published in October 2021. In November of the same year she was twice-nominated for a Pushcart Prize.