Liz Roadifer

Biography

Liz Roadifer is an award-winning author, poet, and columnist. Her work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals.

Born and raised in Clifton, New Jersey, she attended the University of Wyoming and fell in love with the wide-open sky, high plains, and friendly laid-back people of Wyoming, and a certain cowboy from a ranch near Sundance. She now lives in a small town outside of Cheyenne with her husband and enjoys spending time with her sons, daughter-in-law, and three rambunctious grandchildren.

I have had many people ask me why, if I write psychological thrillers, do I also write romantic fantasy. The answer is easy. My brain needs balance. After months writing a fast-paced thriller about murder and mayhem, danger and testy relationships, it’s nice to take a mental vacation and write about love and humor, magic and mayhem. Yes, mayhem is a constant because without conflict, a book would be boring. At least in my romantic fantasies, the mayhem isn’t so hard-edged and desperate. Plus it’s fun to visit the magical town of Peace & Prosperity and explore its wide range of eccentric and mythical citizens, its back alleys, crazy laws, and fantastic shops. One never knows who or what is waiting around the corner. With pesky, playful, fun-loving fairies around, it’s never a dull moment.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
Slightly cluttered, with a Wonder Woman statue, a Captain America flash drive, a Be Creative mug from my local library summer reading program that holds my pens, pencils, and highlighters, plus a warming plate from my longtime high school girlfriend that keeps my mug of tea warm in between breaks of writing. It's a small desk with a slant board above the keyboard that I place notes, pages to be revised, and checklists. I guess you could say the desk has three levels, keyboard, slant board, and flat area with monitor and inspirational clutter on the third level.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New Jersey 14 miles out of NYC. With 80,000 people in my hometown of varying ethnic groups, cultures, and religions, there was always something new to learn and explore. Plus a scary woods down the street, before it was cleared away to put in more houses, that did a lot to fire a child's imagination.
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Where to find Liz Roadifer online


Books

The Trouble With Fairies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,430. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A runaway fairy accidentally transports Joy Flint to the secret, fantasy town of Peace & Prosperity. As a public school teacher, exploring a place full of elves, dwarfs, trolls, Sasquatch, and a family of Cyclopes should be fun compared to the terrors of her classroom. Except for two glaring problems: the town is in the midst of a deadly wizard duel, and she can't find a way home.
This Time Justice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,300. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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When a hotshot jury consultant from Wyoming and an NYPD detective are forced to work together to stop a bombing on the subway, it’s the beginning of a love-hate relationship, one with deadly consequences as Gillian uses her people-reading skills and Sam his cop instincts to catch a killer stalking Manhattan.

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