best-selling author, mom of three, Realtor, beer
blogger, brewery marketing
expert, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a
Kentucky native and graduate of the University of
Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has
decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an
eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing
Her early forays into the publishing world led to a
groundbreaking fiction subgenre, “Romance for Real
Life,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers
interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA”
(“What Happens After?”). More recently she is garnering
even more fans across genres with her latest novels,
which are more character-driven fiction, while remaining
very much “real life.”
stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on
the soccer pitch, in successful real estate offices and
at times in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her
books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz
Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking
complex storylines with humor and complete casts of
characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in
the imagination long after the book is finished.
Don’t ever ask her for anything “like a Budweiser” or
risk bodily injury.
Wouldn't it be great to get a critique
from a bunch of other writers? This is your chance!
We'll be doing critiques right in the
chatroom for this chat. Details on how to get in on the action will be
emailed to all subscribers the Friday before the chat. Make sure you're
signed up for the mailing list, and get your short (300 word max)
submission polished up! (Sign up for our mailing list
here. ) DON'T submit until you get the email!
I strongly suggest you
submit polished work. Most of our chatters are aiming for
publication. To get there, you have to be able to handle honest
critiques. I will not allow personal attacks, but problems in the
writing will be openly discussed.
If you are not in
attendance, your submission will be skipped. It's a waste of
everyone's time to critique something if the author isn't there to
essay, query letter...it doesn't matter. I recommend trying to get an entire scene
into 300 words. Full scenes get better crits.
Why only 300 words? More
than that will scroll off the screen too quickly. People need to be
able to read it, to give a good crit.
Hope Clark is
founder of FundsforWriters.com, a
well-known writer's reference for grants, contests,
and agents for the serious writer. The website and
newsletters have existed for fourteen years, and been
recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine in its 101 Best
Websites for Writers for thirteen of those years. 42,000
writers receive her newsletters each week.
She's published in Writer's Digest, Writer's Market,
Guide to Literary Agents (by Writer's Digest), The
Writer Magazine, as well as multiple trades, glossy mags
and numerous Chicken Soup books. She's interviewed often
by both writing and business websites and speaks to
writing conferences throughout the United
States. Her book The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to
Writing Success, continues to sell steadily.
is also author of The Carolina Slade Mystery Series.
Lowcountry Bribe is the first in the series published by
Bell Bridge Books. The mysteries describe federally
employed Carolina Slade's sleuthing abilities throughout
rural, rarely seen South Carolina
settings, facing crimes not found in your typical
second and third books in the series, Tidewater Murder
and Palmetto Poison, are now available.
This year, she started a new series set on Edisto Beach.
The first book is Murder On Edisto.