Elizabeth Upton is a professional writer and motivational speaker based in Santa Barbara, California. She is the author of multiple books, including fiction titles At Home Among Sinners and The Shaman and The Mafia, nonfiction title Exuberant Women Don’t Age – No Time To Waste and her memoir, Secrets of a Nun: My Own Story.

Elizabeth Upton
At Home Among Sinners

At Home Among Sinners is a gritty fiction novel by Elizabeth Upton featuring Monk-Priest John Callahan, a good man with a bad past that will not let him live in peace. Following a tragic accident, as he begins to find happiness and serenity again as a monk in a rural Irish monastery, a vindictive superior banishes him to a life in the priesthood at a derelict parish in New York City where he struggles to live in a state of grace among new friends, intense temptation and enemies in a foreign land.


Exuberant Women Don’t Age is an empowering guide for women of all ages and all walks of life. Exuberant Women Don’t Age – No Time to Waste uses dedicated exercises and affirmations to harness the intense power of the individual, helping readers to achieve inner peace, emotional strength and boundless happiness. These practical applications and lyrical advice also include penetrating questions that will linger with you long after an initial read. 


Secrets of a Nun: My Own Story is an uncompromisingly honest and deeply moving look into one woman’s soul. At the age of fifteen, Elizabeth, a talented athlete, gives up her dreams of competing in the Olympics to become a nun in a restrictive convent. Based on Elizabeth’s own life story, it’s a passionate account of faith, hope and service. After devoting years as a nun, she begins to wonder about her true purpose in life. Just as she had the courage to enter her cloistered convent life, will she also find the courage to leave?

Elizabeth Upton - The Shaman and the Mafia

The Shaman and The Mafia is an action-packed mystery and love story that also examines the conflicted emotions of its characters as they try to make sense of their lives in the wake of a murder. Through stunning prose, the book weaves a tangled web of crime, darkness and light. It’s filled with hope and excitement, treachery and love.

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