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  • 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

  • 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

Speaking and Workshops

 

 

Elizabeth is an entertaining and informative speaker, presenter, panelist, and workshop leader. She’s appeared at countless bookstores, as well as conferences, events and schools, including:

 

Elizabeth Sims, speaker, elizabethsims.com

Writer’s Digest East (New York)

Writer’s Digest West (Los Angeles)

Bouchercon

Bentley University (Boston)

Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota)

Left Coast Crime

Lambda Literary Emerging Voices

Golden Crown Literary Society

Alaska Writer’s Association

Florida Writer’s Association

Florida Heritage Book Festival

Write on the Sound (Seattle)

June Mazer Archives (Los Angeles)

Simpson College (Iowa)

 

See the end of this page for some actual audience feedback.

 

Some of the presentations / workshops Elizabeth can give to groups:

 

  • Fearless Writing
  • How to Write Dynamite Mysteries and Thrillers that SELL
  • How to Write Dialogue Like a Pro
  • Rough it Up: For a Better First Draft, Get Messy
  • Down and Dirty Research Tools and Techniques for Authors
  • Quit Your Day Job: Seriously!

 

She can also create material to fit your needs.

 

Elizabeth loves to talk with literature students, and is a lively reader of her material. Her wide experience in writing and publishing makes her a knowledgeable speaker with valuable insights.

 

Are you scheduling a women’s literature / feminist / GLBTQ lecture series? Elizabeth will entertain and inspire.

esims@elizabethsims.com

 

Elizabeth Live



VIDEO: Elizabeth Introduces You've Got a Book in You

July 14, 2017
Elizabeth will be a guest lecturer in the Ringling's 'Pre-College' program.

August 9, 2017
Elizabeth will attend the Metro & Wordier's LGBT Book Club as guest author.

September 15-17, 2017
Elizabeth will be on the faculty at the Permian Basin Writers Workshop held on the Midland College Campus, Midland Texas.

How do audiences respond? Here is the complete, unedited written feedback given by the audience after her presentation on writing mysteries and thrillers at a Florida Writer’s Association conference:

 

“Loved the humor and self-effacement of presenter. - One of the best ever workshops. What a woman! - Outstanding. - Presenter, funny and organized. - Very entertaining and fresh presentation. - Best so far. - Humor combined with learning. - Thank you for sharing stormwriting talk. unique. You're a great speaker. It's nice that you brought your personality into the presentation. - Gems of writing wisdom. - Good handout material. - Excellent presentation & presenter. This could be a longer workshop. - Great sense of humor. Slides with listed content had great information, but passed too quickly. This was a fantastic presentation. - The best presentation of the conference. - Her humor and ease of explaining things. - Excellent. Good material. - Great information delivered with expertise & in fun manner. - Humor. She involved us in a writing exercise - who knew I could do it in 5 min. - Great presentation. Very knowledgeable person. - Order, procedure & humor. - Great sense of humor pervades her instruction throughout. - Expertise & sense of humor. - Awesome. - Fun. Thanks. - Super. - Speaker & Subject. - Great. - Clear presentation. Personable & enthusiastic delivery. - Funny. Great job. - Funny & helpful. Don't interrupt the lecturer with questions. - By far the best presenter of the weekend. Kept my attention throughout. - Extremely entertaining. Great speaker. - Great speaker. - It was helpful. - Good handouts that were interactive with presentation. - Personal style - hilarious & informational. - Excellent job. Really helpful...funny too. Delightful, interesting, wanted more. - Excellent. Ask her back. Could use more time. - Would have liked more mystery/thriller information but thought the presentation excellent. - Didn't like storm writing on own. - Very informative, plan to purchase her book. - Everything, tremendous speaker, humor, depth to the point, very intelligent. - Specific & usable information. - Great. - Funny lady, practical, helpful. - Humor. Simple outline of story building. - Best workshop of the weekend. Thank you. Lighthearted, informative, funny, captivating, practical. - Interesting, informative & funny. More guided exercise needed rather than 5 minutes silence. Maybe pose specific questions for us to stormwriter together. - Fantastic catch phrases such as 'stormwriting' and 'heartbrain'. - She uses humor. - Extremely entertaining but too much material for the time allotted. - Good sense of humor. Better for beginners. - Sense of humor, full of information.”

 

esims@elizabethsims.com