Elizabeth Harris was born in Cambridge, brought up in Kent, and spends much of her time there since when not on the Isle of Wight. She has also lived in Brittany. The Herb Gatherers (1991) was her first published novel, followed by The Egyptian Years (1992), The Sun Worshippers (1993), Time of the Wolf (1994), The Quiet Earth (1995), The Sacrifice Stone (1996) and The Twilight Child (1997), all originally published by HarperCollins and now reissued by Lume Books. She also has her trilogy The Wilderness Series with Lume Books.
Elizabeth wrote two novels under the pseudonym Lauren Wells, but since 1999 she has written under the name Alys Clare, producing 17 novels in the Hawkenlye series (Hodder and Severn House) and 9 novels in the Aelf Fen series (Severn House). Her two new series The Gabriel Taverner Mysteries and The World’s End Bureau (both Severn House) are well underway – the first series set at the reign of James I and the second in the Victorian era.