Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Liz moved to California to attend college. She majored in children’s theater and elementary education at California State University Fresno. After graduation, she taught at the elementary and middle school levels and directed plays through a children’s theater group. Liz was Byline Magazine’s “Writing for Children” columnist for eight years. She has sold more than 350 of her articles published in a variety of periodicals including Writer’s Digest, Parents Magazine, and the San Francisco Examiner. She taught through California State University of Hayward’s East Bay Extension for ten years, as well as University of California Santa Cruz Extension. Liz presents author assemblies and classroom writing workshops at elementary and middle schools. Chair of the California Writers Club Young Writers Program for several years, she currently heads the judging committee and teaches writing workshops in this county-wide program.