ELIZABETH RODERICK is the author of the LGBT romantic suspense novel, LOVE OR MONEY, and the upcoming THE OTHER PLACE series.
She grew up as a barefoot ruffian on a fruit orchard near Yakima, in the eastern part of Washington State. After weathering the grunge revolution and devolution in Olympia, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, she recently moved to a small cluster of houses amidst the vineyards of California's Central Coast.
She earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and worked for many years as a paralegal and translator. She is a musician and songwriter, and has played in many bands, rocking some instruments she doesn't even know the real names for, but mostly guitar, bass and keyboards.
Elizabeth writes novels for young adults and adults; short stories; and memoir which is way more interesting than it should be. Her stories are about love, death, gang warfare, and madness; her characters tend to be of the type that society generally shuns: addicts, convicts, and the mentally ill. She believes if people get to know these characters in stories and in real life, they'll find them more likeable than they originally thought.
She applies Hunter S. Thompson's Gonzo method to fiction writing. It often gets a little heavier than what she had in mind, but she chalks it up to forced consciousness expansion.
- The Fictional Town of Piedras, CA
- JoinedJanuary 25, 2016