Elizabeth Sims learned the art of fiction by listening to tall tales on her father's knee, and by reading all sorts of books brought home by her mother, a teacher. (These ranged from Grimm's Fairy Tales to the Canterbury Tales, from Laura Ingalls Wilder to Ernest Hemingway.)
Today Elizabeth is the author of the Rita Farmer Mysteries and the Lambda and GCLS Goldie Award-winning Lillian Byrd Crime Series, as well as other fiction. She’s been published by a major press (Macmillan) as well as several smaller houses, and she’s written short works for numerous publications.
In addition, Elizabeth is an internationally recognized authority on writing. She writes frequently for Writer's Digest magazine, where she’s a contributing editor. Through her articles, coaching, and editing, she has helped thousands of fledgling authors find their wings.
Are you a writer too, or would you like to be one? You might find inspiration in her book, You've Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams (Writer's Digest Books). This lively, practical book has been specially recognized by NaNoWriMo and hundreds of other web sites and bloggers.
Elizabeth earned degrees in English from Michigan State University and Wayne State University, where she won the Tompkins Award for graduate fiction. She's worked as a reporter, photographer, technical writer, bookseller, street busker, ranch hand, corporate executive, certified lifeguard, and symphonic percussionist. Elizabeth belongs to several literary societies as well as American Mensa.