About Me

Eliza Chan writes about East Asian mythology, British folklore and madwomen in the attic, but preferably all three at once. She likes to collect folk tales and modernise them with a twist of lemon, pinch of pepper and a kilo of weird.

As a Scot, she loves a good ceilidh and has even worked in a kilt shop.  After studying English Literature and History, she moved to Japan for three years. She came back to the UK via South-East Asia, volunteering and lots of pho.

Her day job is as a speech and language therapist in Greater Manchester, working with children with complex needs. When not working on her current novel or reading, Eliza can be found boardgaming, watching anime, baby wrangling and dabbling in crafts.


Eliza's work has been published in The Dark, Podcastle, Fantasy Magazine and The Best of British Fantasy 2019.  She is currently working on a contemporary Asian-inspired fantasy novel about seafolk in a flooded world.  Eliza is represented by Alex Cochran of C & W Agency.

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