Elizabeth Horton-Newton was born in New York City on February 1st, 1953. She attended public schools in Manhattan where she grew up writing stories for her friends. After attending the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University and majoring in Media Arts with an eye toward TV Production she moved to Knoxville, TN where her father was born and raised. Eventually she graduated from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses in Psychology and Sociology. Married to author Neil Newton she has 4 children and 5 grandchildren, as well as an array of rescued dogs and cats. Her first novel "View from the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale" is based on her firm belief that Lee Harvey Oswald did not assassinate President John Kennedy and feels the assassination was a conspiracy.