Liz Kales was born in Vancouver, B.C. during the depression years. With very little money available for toys and books, she learned to use her imagination early in life. A journalist friend once wrote a newspaper column about the little girl who kept a space in the back seat of his car for the two imaginary friends who featured in the stories she made up.
Upon graduating high school, at age seventeen, she was offered an English scholarship to attend university, but due to circumstances at home, was unable to accept. Later she obtained a job with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where she wrote advertising for radio and television.
Longing to travel and see the world, she took courses in Travel and Tourism Management at the B.C. Institute of Technology and, once in the industry, wrote articles, which were published in trade journals and newspapers.
Subsequent to years of researching her family history and discovering the Huguenot connection, she travelled to England and France to visit the places where her ancestors originated. After seeing the beautiful village her French family left behind, so they could worship their Creator as their conscience dictated, she felt compelled to write a novel about the religious situation in that era. Thus, "The Silk Weaver's Daughter" was born.