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Elizabeth Zelvin is the author of the Bruce Kohler Mysteries and the Mendoza Family Saga, a historical series which includes the novels Voyage of Strangers and Journey of Strangers. Liz's short stories have been nominated twice for the Derringer Award and three times for the Agatha Award for Best Short Story. Her stories have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and a variety of anthologies and e-zines. She served as editor for the 2017 anthology Where Crime Never Sleeps: Murder New York Style 4 from the New York/Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime. One of her stories was listed in Otto Penzler's Best American Mystery Stories 2014.

Liz blogged weekly for seven years on Poe's Deadly Daughters and also has blogged on and maintains strong ties with Sleuthsayers. She can be found on Facebook and on Amazon's Elizabeth Zelvin Page. Her music website is at lizzelvin.com.

A magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, she spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa. On her return, she worked as an editor, while her poems appeared in numerous journals and in two books, I Am the Daughter and Gifts and Secrets: Poems of the Therapeutic Relationship. In 1983, she received a CAPS award for poetry from the New York State Council on the Arts. Liz has also released an album of original songs, Outrageous Older Woman.

A New York psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, Liz directed alcoholism treatment programs, maintained a private practice, and wrote and lectured widely on addictions, codependency, dysfunctional families, and relationships. In 2001, she launched her online therapy website at LZcybershrink.com. She has worked with clients all over the world via chat and email and trained therapists in online clinical skills. She coedited a book on gender and addictions. Her articles have appeared in professional journals in both the US and the UK, and she contributed to a groundbreaking textbook on online counseling and a bestselling professional book on clinical work with substance abusers.

Contact Liz at liz@elizabethzelvin.com.

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