Stuff in the ‘Elizabeth Reid Boyd’ Category

11 April, 2017

Secrets of Mindful Beauty, Elizabeth Reid Boyd and Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd

If you think the answer to anti-aging and looking good comes from a jar, a salon, or a surgical procedure: think again. The best beauty treatment is in your own mind.

Did you know:  9781510717695_p0_v5_s192x300
Depression can give you wrinkles
Insomnia can cause sagging skin
Anxiety can increase reddening and skin rashes
Stress can result in acne and hair loss
and much more?

Discover the secrets of mindful beauty. Lose your permanent frown. Smooth your worried brow without Botox. Turn your sag lines into smile lines. These age-defying techniques have been specially created for a happier, more beautiful you.

Mindful beauty is a way of applying the practices of mindfulness to our physical health and well-being. Many of our routines around beauty lend themselves to mindfulness, and this will not only enhance the experience, but also have ongoing positive beautifying effects by reducing the stress and anxiety that can affect how we look and feel.

Elizabeth Reid Boyd: Reid Boyd has degrees in psychology and gender studies. She has taught interpersonal, communication, and personal development skills including meditation, self-awareness, self-care, and mindfulness at the university level for almost two decades.
Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd: Moncrieff-Boyd completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. She has received training in several therapeutic disciplines, including mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy. She has experience working with women and adolescents experiencing body image problems.

23 June, 2016


Elizabeth Reid Boyd

“Eliza Redgold” is a natural pen name in its origin. It is based upon the old, Gaelic meaning of her real name, Dr. Elizabeth Reid Boyd — according to English folklore, if you help a fairy, you will be rewarded with red gold. “Eliza Redgold” is also a natural pen name in its feel, elegant and fierce like her writing. “Writing makes me braver,” she says. By day a mild-mannered university lecturer with a PhD, by night Eliza is an unfettered writer of historical fiction and contemporary romance novels.

Her historical novel NAKED (St. Martin’s Press) is an original, romantic retelling of the Lady Godiva story. After Godiva begged her husband Lord Leofric of Mercia to lift a high tax on her people, who would starve if forced to pay, Lord Leofric demanded a forfeit: that Godiva ride naked on horseback through the town. So, Lady Gonakeddiva famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry, covered only by her long, flowing hair. A tale of legendary courage and extraordinary passion, NAKED brings an epic story a new voice.

Redgold also has two Harlequin Historical romance novels, both set in Victorian London. ENTICING BENEDICT COLE tells the story of painter Benedict Cole and Lady “Cameo” Catherine Mary St. Clair — who Benedict mistakes for a model. Benedict knows better than to let intimacy interfere with his work, yet he can’t quell his fascination for the mysterious Cameo. In PLAYING THE DUKE’S MISTRESS, Duke Darius Carlyle pursues actress Calista Fairmont’s hand in marriage to prove that all actresses are title-hunters.

Redgold is currently working with her daughter Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd on a natural beauty book, SECRETS OF MINDFUL BEAUTY, to be published by Skyhorse Publishing in early 2017.

As Dr. Reid Boyd, Eliza has presented academic papers on women and romance and is a contributor to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction. As a non-fiction author, she is co-author of Body Talk: a Power Guide for Girls and Stay-at-Home Mothers: Dialogues and Debates.

She was born in Irvine, Scotland on Marymass Day and currently lives in Australia.
–Nicole Blum


25 February, 2016

The Secrets of Mindful Beauty, Elizabeth Reid-Boyd and Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd

The first beauty book to apply mindfulness to daily beauty regimens, proving that the mind is the most powerful beauty tool we have, by an Australian mother/daughter team, both experts in body image.  (World Rights, Skyhorse Publishing, Spring 2017).

10 July, 2015


Eliza Redgold is a natural pen-name based upon the old, Gaelic meaning of her name, Elizabeth Reid Boyd. English folklore has it that if you help a fairy, you will be rewarded with red gold. She writes fiction as Eliza Redgold and non-fiction as Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd.

Eliza Redgold’s historical women’s fiction includes her Ladies of Legend trilogy, starting with NAKED: A Novel of Lady Godiva released by St Martin’s Press, New York. Her ‘Romance your Senses’ series of contemporary romances are published by Harlequin (MIRA) Australia and her Victorian historical romances are published internationally by Harlequin Historical (Harper Collins) London. They have been translated into three languages, including Italian, the language of love.

Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd is an academic in the area of gender studies, based in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. She is committed to the empowerment of women in body, mind and spirit. She teaches personal development and co-authored the acclaimed Body Talk: A Power Guide for Girls (Hachette Livre). She has contributed to a range of academic journals and mainstream media ranging from Women and Language journal and The Encyclopaedia of Romance to Cosmopolitan magazine, and has written about her experiences as a ‘romantic academic’ in The Guardian.

Her latest non-fiction book out now from Skyhorse Publishing  New York is The Secrets of Mindful Beauty with her daughter Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd. An international bestseller on Amazon, Kobo and iTunes, it shares revolutionary techniques in anti-aging and self-care that will change how you look and how you feel, by applying the beautiful practices of mindfulness.

Twitter: @ElizaRedgold




10 February, 2015

Cameo, Eliza Redgold

In Victorian London, a lady’s idol becomes her love, as she risks her reputation in the arms of a bohemian artist, in a two-book deal that includes another historical romance. (Harlequin UK/2016/World Rights)