Independent film producer, screenwriter and author Elisabeth Robinson grew up in a Detroit suburb. She studied philosophy and economics at Oberlin College. She began her film career in New York, where she scouted books to make into movies. Her film credits include Braveheart and Last Orders. Her first novel is The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, which is based on her sister's battle with leukemia. Her sister Laurie died in 1998. She currently lives in New York.