Elizabeth Barber has worked in a variety of roles in offices, shops and on farms. She has been a primary school teacher and has qualifications in creative writing. Currently, she tutors creative writing at an adult education centre in Hertfordshire, where she lives. Stone Arrows is her first novel. Written for eight to twelve-year-olds, it marries her love of teaching with her interest in prehistory.

For a list of where to buy the novel see under RETAILERS.  Elizabeth is pleased to have added Next Page Books in Hitchin and David's Bookshop in Letchworth, to the list of retailers. Both of these independent bookshops are stocking Stone Arrows in their stores. 

Elizabeth is currently giving talks about the writing of Stone Arrows and the challenges and pleasures of historical writing for children. Please contact her through the CONTACT page if you would like her to come and speak at your club or school.  There is no fee for Elizabeth's talks, her main aim being to encourage an interest in creative writing for all ages.  Her presentation offers the audience a chance to practise their own writing skills.  She looks forward to hearing from you. 

And do visit the BLOG where she is adding short pieces of her fiction and non-fiction. 

Last week I spent a delightful morning at a junior school where many of the children had purchased and read Stone Arrows. This led to a lively PowerPoint presentation with lots of intelligent questions from some of the 240 children in the school hall.  This was followed by a book signing and a creative writing workshop with the two Year Six classes. I was impressed by the quality of their writing during this session. Here's what the Year Five class teacher said in an email to me:

'Your assembly was so inspirational and the buzz around the school after your departure was wonderful: three of my class were writing their story during their lunch.'

This small, independent and unique children's bookshop - Next Page Books - now stocks Stone Arrows amongst its many titles aiming to support and celebrate diversity
Well worth a visit when visiting the historic town of Hitchin in Herts.

David's Bookshop in Letchworth Garden City, now stocks Stone Arrows. 

See the BLOG page for photos and a newsletter from a secondary school in London

To make the shortlist, the judges read the reviews of Stone Arrows by children.
'I don't think there was any part of the book I didn't like, this proves it is very, very, very fantastically wonderful book.' Ridwanah. 
'I recommend this book because the plot is very intriguing, and the outcome of the story is great. I definitely want to learn more about ancient tribes.' Francis. 
'Overall, I think it's a very good book with lots of action and adventure. I would recommend this book.' Milo.

Winstone Bookshop, Frome
Mr Bs Bookshop, Bath


The Journey across Northern Britian

The map shows the journey from the Roaring Bears’ camp in the east, to the Endless Water tribe’s camp on the west coast.

The Journey across Northern Britian
A review for Stone Arrows
A postcard for Stone Arrows