Debut Christian children’s book author Elizabeth Kail Arnita was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the youngest of 12 children. Early in life, she learned about family dynamics and the concept of sharing. Elizabeth graduated from college in 1983, with a degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She married her devoted husband Shadi and together they have been blessed with four fabulous children. Elizabeth’s love for the Lord has opened her eyes to a world in need. This has ignited her compassion for those who are less fortunate. She and her husband founded and continue to manage Welcome The Children; a non-profit organization that funds and supports children who are experiencing the reality of poverty. Elizabeth Kail Arnita has designated all of the proceeds from her book sales to support their cause.
Elizabeth was happy to chat about what inspired her writing. She shared life experiences are the most interesting and inspiring stories, of which she has a few to share from her own personal background, along with those of others she and the team at Welcome The Children have helped. Elizabeth said, “As a budding author, I look at life scenarios and imagine how they can become a story that exemplifies a life lesson.”
A lot of times, inspiration comes to authors while sleeping or in the shower. Elizabeth was fast to admit many of her ideas come in the middle of the night. “I will often wake up and write down ideas with the paper and pen I keep handy next to my bed,” shared Elizabeth. “That starts a ball rolling and then I proceed to the computer where a lot of cutting and pasting goes on.”