Liz Coley

Biography

Author Liz Coley remembers the teen years more vividly than she remembers what she had for breakfast. Her stories feature teens creating lives of consequence, teens whose choices make a difference for themselves, for others, and even for the world. Strangely enough (or not) adults love reading these stories, too.

Liz has written a lot of novels. Where are they? Pretty Girl-13 has been published in 12 translations on 5 continents. Out of Xibalba and the Tor Maddox series can be found on Smashwords and other ebook distributors; the others are waiting to see the light. Her short stories, all science fiction/fantasy, have appeared in several anthologies as well Cosmos Magazine.

For more, please visit at lizcoley.com.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
Upstairs, in the room over the garage, I have a writer's garret, that is, a personal study filled with miles of my favorite books. And in this study, I have an antique library table under a window with a view across the Ohio River to Kentucky. Lofty. Inspirational. Is this where I write? Nope. I generally write on the laptop literally on my lap in front of the fire in the family room.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first sci-fi short story in graduate school and got to experience my first rejection letter shortly thereafter.
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Videos

Undercover Reading
Liz Coley's vblog where she reads aloud for reluctant readers, kids with reading challenges, or people who just prefer to listen. Follow along with your paperback or ebook edition.

Books

The Captain's Kid
Pre-release—available December 1, 2017. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,210. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When teenager Brandon Webb sets out on his first starship journey, he little suspects the fate of a failing colonial planet hangs in the balance. Someone wants the mission stopped at all costs, and as the captain's kid, Brandon is a target. With humor, danger, smart kids, awkward crushes, Greek drama, and guinea pigs, this is hard sci-fi with a soft heart, for teens and anyone who ever was one.
Tor Maddox: Mistaken
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,130. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Eight leotards and a ball gown—that’s what Tor Maddox packed for her summer ballet intensive in New York. Pity she never arrived. Kidnapped once by the good guys and once by the bad ones, Tor finds herself involved in a high seas adventure featuring princesses and pirates, a wedding ring, and the guy she thougt she’d never be allowed to see again, junior man-in-black Rick Turner.
Tor Maddox: Embedded
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,820. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Life feels way too quiet for Tor Maddox until agent-in-training Rick Turner reappears with an assignment—to embed herself as his eyes and ears in her own high school. When she agrees to keep tabs on state swim champ Hamilton Parker for the Feds, she is plunged into the deep end of a sinister plot. If observe and report becomes kiss and tell, Tor’s first mission may blow up in her face.
Tor Maddox: Unleashed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,060. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A new flu is raging and people are dying. Sixteen-year-old Torrance Olivia Maddox has figured out why. But she never figured that man’s best friend could become public enemy number one, that men in black might show up in her cozy suburban neighborhood, that she’d spend her sixteenth birthday as a teenaged runaway, and that her effort to save one dog would become a mission to save them all.
Tor Maddox: Disarmed
Price: Free! Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Tor Maddox's first summer job offers minimum wage and lousy hours. Who knew saving lives could be one of the benefits? This short prequel story by the internationally best-selling author of Pretty Girl-13 will introduce readers to Tor Maddox, a heroine for our times. Tor's adventures continue in the full-length novels TM1: Unleashed, TM2: Embedded, and TM3: Mistaken. Includes bonus material.
Practically Invisible
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(3.00)
Some friends are forever. Some are left behind. A short story by the internationally best-selling author of Pretty Girl-13.
Sticks and Stones
Price: Free! Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Family is what we create when home is only a distant memory. A short story by the internationally best selling author of Pretty Girl-13.
Out of Xibalba
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,540. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
(5.00)
December 21, 2012 - Is it really the end of the fourth human age? On family vacation in Belize, teenager Michelle Balam is thrown back in time into the ancient Mayan world of palace politics, bloody warfare, and human sacrifice. Mistaken for the goddess Ix Chel, she must figure out how to survive the loss of everything she knows and everyone she loves without also losing herself.

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