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  • You've Got a Book in You

    "Elizabeth Sims proves herself a true writer's friend."

    —Jamie Morris, Director, Woodstream Writers
  • 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
  • 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
  • You've Got a Book in You

    "The spark of inspiration to get started writing a book."

    —Hallie Ephron, 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
  • 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

    "The fascination will keep you up late."

    —Jay Strafford Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • The Extra

    "An engaging thriller."

    —Harriet Klausner
  • On Location

    "As smart as it is compelling."

    —Michele Leber Booklist
  • You've Got a Book in You

    "It doesn't have the arrogant undertone found in other writing books."

    —The Book Depository
  • The Actress

    "Sims has a well-plotted and engaging winner here."

    —Melinda Bargreen The Seattle Times
  • The Extra

    "...and a lost beagle."

    Kirkus Reviews
  • On Location

    "Heart-pounding and page-turning."

    —Jay Strafford Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • You've Got a Book in You

    "In-depth, comprehensive and witty, but never complicated."

    —the office of LETTERS AND LIGHT
  • The Actress

    "Exhilarating! Elizabeth Sims provides a fascinating tale."

    —Harriet Klausner
  • The Extra

    "Brisk prose, facile storytelling, engaging characters."

    —Michele Leber Booklist
  • On Location

    "Rita's best role to date."

    —Lynne F. Maxwell Mystery Scene
  • You've Got a Book in You

    "I found great little gems of advice."

    —L.J. Sellers, bestselling mystery author
  • The Actress

    "Rita is a strong and believable voice."

    —Roberta Alexander The Mercury News
  • The Extra

    "A perfect blend of mystery, comedy and romance."

    —Rosa St.Claire Miami Books Examiner
  • On Location

    "A fabulous novel."

    —Harriet Klausner
  • You've Got a Book in You

    "Encouraging, practical and witty."

    —Gesa Kirsch, Ph.D., Professor of English, Bentley University
  • The Actress

    "A veteran mystery writer with a crackerjack tale."

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Saturday, November 22, 2008 1:00pm
Elizabeth will meet and greet and answer questions as well as sign The Actress.
     Borders Book Shop
     31150 Southfield Rd.
     Beverly Hills, Michigan 48025
     (248) 644-1515

Elaine Morse and Karen Dubrinsky watch Elizabeth sign THE ACTRESS in her old store, Borders #2.

Saturday, October 4, 2008
Elizabeth presents her workshop: "Stop Panicking and Start Writing"
     WRITE ON THE SOUND Writers' Conference
     Edmonds, Washington
     (425) 771-0228
     2008 brochures are now available. wots@ci.edmonds.wa.us

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Elizabeth visited the Reading Group at
     Terry Smithton's Page Turners
     901 S. C Street
     Port Angeles, WA 98362
     (360) 417-5055

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 7:00pm
THE TACOMA BORDERS MYSTERY READING GROUP has invited Elizabeth to attend their meeting this month.
They will be discussed Elizabeth's Damn Straight, the Lambda Prize winning mystery from the Lillian Byrd series. Afterwards, Elizabeth will answer questions and sign The Actress.
     Borders Books and Music
     2508 S. 38th St.
     Tacoma, Washington.
     (253) 473-9111

About 100 friends and fans attended Elizabeth's talk on Friday, August 8, 2008 7:00pm at the Port Angeles Library
sponsored by Port Book and News (360) 452-6367
Elizabeth made everybody laugh and then signed copies of The Actress as well as the Lillian Byrd Series and the P.A. Symphony History.

Friday, August 8, 2008 7:00pm
Port Book and News (360) 452-6367
As part of Port Book and News "Mystery Month" the store will host a talk by Elizabeth at the Port Angeles Library. Afterwards, Elizabeth will sign The Actress.
Free Admission
     the Carver Room
     Port Angeles Public Library
     2210 South Peabody St.
     Port Angeles, Washington 98362

Alan and Cynthia Turner, owners of Port Book and News, and Elizabeth at the Port Angeles Public Library

Thursday, July 10, 2008 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Pacific Pride Festival
Elizabeth will be the Guest Author at the Santa Barbara Pacific Pride Festival.
Free Admission
     Pacific Pride Festival
     Borders Books and Music      900 State St.
     Santa Barbara, California 93101
     On the northeast corner of State Street and Canon Perdido.
     (805) 899-3668

Sunday, June 22, 2008 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Elizabeth signs The Actress
     A Book For All Seasons
     703 Highway 2
     Leavenworth, Washington 98826
     (509) 548-1451

Elizabeth, Lily-Anne and Theresa at A Book for All Seasons

Sunday, June 22, 2008 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
A Taste of Wine and Words
Here's your chance to meet and mingle with Elizabeth and taste the fine wines of Eagle Creek Winery.
     d'Vinery Tasting Room
     Eagle Creek Winery
     617-4A Front Street
     Leavenworth, Washington 98826
     (509) 548-7059 or (509) 548-7857

Saturday, June 21, 2008 at noon
Elizabeth signs The Actress
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
17 Cherry Street in Pioneer Square
Seattle, Washington 98104
(206) 587-5737
The kindness of Seattle Mystery Bookshop

Here's Elizabeth seated in the Seattle Mystery Bookshop's
"Author Chair" to sign The Actress.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 1:00pm
Elizabeth signs The Actress with Julie Compton signing Tell No Lies
     Mysteries to Die For
     2940 Thousand Oaks Boulevard
     Thousand Oaks, California 91362
     (805) 374-0084

Heidi, Elizabeth, Julie, Deanne, and a friend
after the delightful signing at Mysteries to Die For.

Friday, May 30 from 10:30am to 11:00am
Elizabeth signs The Actress
     Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California
     Mystery Writers of America booth #4300

Elizabeth thrills readers at the MWA booth.

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