Today I have a fellow DARA member and Plotting Princess as well. She should wear a tiara everyday as far as I’m concerned. Why? She’s Liz Lipperman. If that’s not enough of an explanation, I guess I can give you a bit more. She’s one of those women who is all woman. She has a laugh that invites you to laugh with her, a smile that draws you in, and a real warmth that makes you feel immediately like a friend.
Liz Lipperman started writing many years ago, even before she retired from the medical field. Wasting many years thinking she was a romance writer but always having to deal with the pesky villains who kept popping up in all her stories, she finally gave up and decided since she read mysteries and obviously wrote them, why fight it? Two years ago, she signed her first contract withBerkleyto write a cozy series writing as Liz Lipperman.
The first book of her Clueless Cook Mystery Series, LIVER LET DIE, debuted in October, 2011 with BEEF STOLEN-OFF releasing in July 2012. MURDER FOR THE HALIBUT is coming January 2013 and CHICKEN CACCHIA-KILLER in the fall of 2013. Look for HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE, a paranormal mystery series involving five sisters COMING next May from Midnight Ink and download MORTAL DECEPTION, a romantic mystery, now from Amazon. Both the mainstream mystery and the romantic mystery are written as Lizbeth Liperman.
On to the interview…
ME: What was the first book you read that grabbed you? What genre? Who is the author?
L.L: Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss—historical romance
ME: Is there an author that you get fan-girl crazy over? Have you ever met him/her? Do you want to?
L.L: I absolutely love James Lee Burke. His descriptive writing is so awesome, I can actually see the dew drops on leaves when he’s describing a tree. I’ve never met him, but his daughter Alifair is now penning mysteries. I have one of hers on my kindle waiting for me to find time!!
- Favorite color? turquise blue
- Favorite season? spring
- Favorite Hero – movie or book? Alex Moreland from my Clueless Cook Series
- Snack weakness (food or drink)? Chips and Queso and Margaritas
- What’s your Astrological sign? Sagittarius
- Do you write sweet and cuddly or toe-curling steamy lovin’ stories? Toe-curling
- Do you read sweet and cuddly or toe-curling steamy lovin’ stories? Toe curling
ME: What’s on your desk when you write?
L.L: Computer, notebook and pilot point blue pen, calendar, pictures of my grandkids.
ME: Do you write to music or quiet? If you do write with music, can you share one song that’s significantly impacted this story?
L.L: I have to have absolute quiet, but I did do a soundtrack for my first book once. My favorite song from there is “How Could I” by Marc Anthony. It tells my whole story.
ME: What’s your favorite line from your most recent release? Why?
L.L.: “Eight thousand nerve endings in the clitoris and that idiot couldn’t find one with a flashlight and a road map.” (Actually, this is from my upcoming May release, HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE written as Lizbeth Lipperman.) It makes me laugh every time I think about it.
ME: What’s next?
L.L: MURDER FOR THE HALIBUT, coming from Berkley Prime Crime. This is the third book of the Clueless Cook series. HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE, the first book of A Dead Sister Talking Mystery is coming in May from Midnight Ink. SHATTERED DREAMS will release in the spring also. This is the one with the Marc Anthony song.
ME: Who is your favorite character from Greek Mythology OR which Olympian would you want to be? And why?
L.L: Aphrodite because she’s the goddess of love, pleasure and procreation. What romance author doesn’t love that?
You can find all of Liz’s links on her awesome website, so drop by and follow, like, and READ her wonderful books! You won’t be sorry!!
Tags: Beef Stolen Off, Clueless Cook Series, Cozy Mystery Series, Dallas Area Romance Authors, Heard it Through the Grapevine, Liz Lipperman, Liz Roth, Murder for the Halibut, Mystery Author, Shattered Dreams