Elizabeth Sims elizabethsims.com
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  • You've Got a Book in You

    "Packs a twelve-week writing course into 280 pages." —Julie Compton,
    author of Keep No Secrets

  • The Actress

    "Intricate and surprising, this is a gripping read." —Kristine Huntley, Booklist

  • The Extra

    "The two leads, Rita and George, are engaging and believable." —Hallie Ephron, Boston Globe

  • On Location

    "Sims orchestrates the action—and occasional comic relief—for maximum impact." Publishers Weekly

  • Holy Hell

    "A rollicking good mystery." —Lori L. Lake, Midwest Book Review

  • Damn Straight

    "Your evening read will keep you up 'til dawn." —Whitney Scott, Booklist

  • Lucky Stiff

    "Colorful episodes involving trailer parks and luxury cars." Kirkus Reviews

  • Easy Street

    "Sims has created one of those heroines who you wouldn't like to be but you'd like as a friend." —Sharon Wheeler, Reviewing the Evidence

  • Left Field

    "You'll be surprised over and over." —Caroline McCullagh, Mensa Bulletin

  • You've Got a Book in You

    "The approach is always positive and well worth the price of admission." —Ellen Hart, award-winning author

  • The Actress

    "A page-turner from stem to stern." Kirkus Reviews

  • The Extra

    "Goes down easy, like a perfect cup of coffee." Crimespree Magazine

  • On Location

    "A fast-paced, atmospheric mystery. Sims shines." —Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times

  • Holy Hell

    "Byrd is a very likable amateur sleuth and Sims is a really entertaining storyteller." —Andrea L.T. Peterson, Woman's Monthly

  • Damn Straight

    "Appealing characters, and a rabbit mascot." Library Journal

  • Lucky Stiff

    "A nerve-tingling thriller, rich with characterization and humour." —Vancouver BC Public Library

  • Easy Street

    "Hilarious. Lillian is a true original." Kirkus Reviews

  • Left Field

    "Unforgettable characters, lovely moments and brilliant dialogue." The Lesbian Review

  • You've Got a Book in You

    "Elizabeth Sims proves herself a true writer's friend." —Jamie Morris, Director, Voice Heart Vision

  • The Actress

    "Sims' wry commentary on life in Hollywood is dead-on." Publishers Weekly

  • The Extra

    "An intelligent thriller." —Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • On Location

    "You just have to love Rita." Kirkus Reviews

  • Holy Hell

    "I flat out loved this book." —Sheryl LeSage, Liberty Press

  • Damn Straight

    "Much charm and deprecating humor." Kirkus Reviews

  • Lucky Stiff

    "A nifty little puzzle solved by a most intriguing female detective." —Rex E. Klett, Library Journal

  • Easy Street

    "Don't overlook the work of this excellent and entertaining author." —Denise Pickles, Mary Martin Bookshop

  • Left Field

    "What more could a reader ask for?" —Cheri Fuller and Nikki Little, Curve Magazine

  • I am Calico Jones

    "The quality of writing and the entertainment value are high." —W Spice

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YOU'VE GOT A BOOK IN YOU by Elizabeth Sims The Actress The Extra On Location Holy Hell I am Calico Jones
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Writer's Digest January 2017 At your local newsstand:
Writer's Digest January 2017
Featuring "21 Ways to Pivot Your Plot" by Elizabeth Sims
Need more tension, momentum or just an unexpected turn? Try these strategies.

Recently

Sarasota SCENE Magazine August 2016 'Go-Go Day' by Elizabeth Sims New Story Published!

Elizabeth is honored to have a new short story published in Sarasota's SCENE magazine, August 2016. "Go-Go Day" is about a woman past her prime, her dangerous backyard, and the fruits of an unexamined life... The story can be read online. Page 83.

All five Lillian Byrd crime novels are now available on Audible Books!
The narrator, Dina Pearlman, did a fabulous job. And, you can listen to samples from your favorites on Amazon!
HOLY HELL Audible
DAMN STRAIGHT Audible
LUCKY STIFF Audible
EASY STREET Audible
LEFT FIELD Audible


I AM CALICO JONES by Elizabeth Sims
I am Calico Jones: Four Short Stories
Now available on Amazon Kindle!

These four short stories by award-winning author Elizabeth Sims are her hand-picked favorites. Love stories? Happy endings? Tough breaks? We got ’em. If you’re a fan of the Lillian Byrd crime novels, you’ll be delighted to finally know what Calico Jones thinks about when she’s tied up, awaiting execution at the hands of geopolitical terrorists. Regrets? She’s had a few. The three other stories explore the range of lesbian experience from wacky to warm, from heartbreak to hilarity. Says an early reviewer: “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to go camping.” We might add, you’ll never feel the same standing in front of a bank teller again. Who knew the range of lesbian fiction could be so vast, so compelling, so delightful?
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