Elizabeth Scalia is a Benedictine Oblate and the author of several books including the award-winning Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life (Ave Maria Press) and Little Sins Mean a Lot (OSV).

In addition to blogging here as “The Anchoress,” Elizabeth also serves as a Developmental Editor at OSV after having helped launch the OSV News wire as Culture Editor. Formerly, Elizabeth was Editor at Large for Word on Fire, and before that Editor-in-Chief of the English edition of Aleteia, and (a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away), Managing Editor of the Catholic section of Patheos.com.  She is married, and living on Long Island. She has been publicly referred to as “a glittering holy terror when annoyed.” She’s calmed down a lot.