Five weeks before Mia Daniels agrees to complete a patient study for her close friend who is away on her honeymoon, a baby is born to a young woman who has been a long term drug addict. The baby is hideously malformed and mentally compromised. At best it has days to live. The decision by medical staff is to have it transferred to Island View Hospital, the only remaining hospital operated by the Provincial Government - the medieval looking and almost forgotten institution for the chronic and criminally insane and the only institution with the staff equipped to handle and care for a such a severely damaged infant. It is also the one remaining institution where Mia has to complete her study. As Mia is exposed to Jennifer, a young patient who begs for her help, she is drawn deep into a world of psychological horror and her own impending peril. About the Author Elizabeth wrote and syndicated a newspaper column Super Simple Decorating which was featured in over 20 major newspapers across Canada for several years. LADYCOM, OFFICE WORLD & CANADIAN LIVING are among many business and consumer magazines that have featured her articles. She taught at the University of British Columbia in the Continuing Studies program for nine years and college for fourteen years. She was an English tutor for five years before relocating with her husband to California in 2002. She is the author of Curse of Gold a non-fiction book based on a mysterious lost gold mine in the Interior of British Columbia. She has also written a how-to book called Raising your Wardrobe, a guide to raising and producing natural fibers for woven, knitted or crocheted garments. Asylum is her first completed novel.