Eliza-Jane Henry-Jones is currently (2011) completing her BA at Monash University.
Her unpublished short stories have won various awards, including the Monash Literature Festival Short Story Competition, adult category (second place in 2008 for 'The Magic One'; commended in 2009 for 'Feather Shadows') and the Glen Eira City Council's My Brother Jack Literary Awards (first prize in the Youth Poetry Award in 2010 for 'Rushing Years'; first prize in the Youth Short Story Award in 2010 for 'Silver Words').
'Cate Carlton has recently died, yet she is able to linger on, watching her three young children and her husband as they come to terms with their life without her on their rural horse property. As the months pass and her children grow, they cope in different ways, drawn closer and pulled apart by their shared loss. And all Cate can do is watch on helplessly, seeing their grief, how much they miss her and how - heartbreakingly - they begin to heal. Gradually unfolding to reveal Cate's life, her marriage, and the unhappy secret she shared with one of her children, In the Quiet is compelling, simple, tender, true - heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure.'