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Elizabeth Zelvin is a New York City psychotherapist and author of the Bruce Kohler mystery series as well as the historical novels Voyage of Strangers and Journey of Strangers. Liz is a three-time Agatha Award nominee and a Derringer Award nominee for Best Short Story. Her stories have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Mysterical-E, and Sisters in Crime's Murder New York Style and Guppies anthology series, among others. One of her stories was listed in Otto Penzler's Best American Mystery Stories 2014. Liz also has a CD of original songs, Outrageous Older Woman. She is currently working on a third historical novel, Kingdom of Strangers.

Liz is a lifelong writer. A magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, she spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa. On her return, she worked as an editor, while her poems appeared in numerous journals and in two books, I Am the Daughter and Gifts and Secrets: Poems of the Therapeutic Relationship. In 1983, she received a CAPS award for poetry from the New York State Council on the Arts.

After returning to school for a master's degree in social work, Liz directed alcoholism treatment programs, maintained a private practice as a psychotherapist, and wrote and lectured widely on addictions, codependency, dysfunctional families, and relationships. In 2001, she launched her online therapy website at LZcybershrink.com. She has worked with clients all over the world via chat and email and trained therapists in online clinical skills. She coedited a book on gender and addictions. Her articles have appeared in professional journals in both the US and the UK, and she has contributed to a groundbreaking textbook on online counseling and a bestselling professional book on clinical work with substance abusers.

Liz blogged weekly on Poe's Deadly Daughters for seven years and can be found on Facebook and on Amazon's Elizabeth Zelvin Page. Her music website is at lizzelvin.com. She has served on the boards of the New York chapters of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime and remains active in both as well as Sisters in Crime's Guppies chapter.

Contact Liz at liz@elizabethzelvin.com.

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