Most people call me Liz. I live in Ellensburg, Washington, in the heart of the beautiful and diabolically windy Kittitas Valley. In 2011 I left a high-stress job as a university administrator to pursue my dream of writing novels. My first novel,"An Alien's Guide to World Domination" (BURST! Books, 2013), spins a yarn somewhere between Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and The Wizard of Oz. My second novel, "You, Jane," released in June 2014. It's a "once upon a time" story with a fantastical twist. I also write short stories and the occasional mediocre poem. You can find my blog at http://lizfountain.wordpress.com or email me at email@example.com.
I thoroughly enjoy reading my work to an audience whenever I get the chance. I'm a charter member of the Yarn Spinners Storytelling Club, and was featured in the Spoken Word arena at the Index Arts Festival. My workshops on writing, promoting, and connecting with readers have been well-received at Northwest Bookfest and Write on the River. Right now I'm juggling a bunch of works-in-progress, including what happens to Guinn when she takes over for Death in order to avoid eternity in Hell, is saved by a Pippi Longstocking look-alike, and stages an epic battle of good v. evil in a Home Depot. And I'm working on a series of stories for younger readers in which Amy June Pilgrim sets out to prove she's not a little kid anymore, and discovers the mathematical formula for forgiveness, love, and eternal life. (Hint: she receives help from a black Lab named Licky, who farts to foil a kidnapping.)
I love books, music, movies, dogs, vegetarian food (yes, French fries are vegetarian), and aspire to live according to a line from British singer/songwriter Chris Rea: every day, good luck comes in the strangest of ways.