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Liz Lazarus grew up in Valdosta, Georgia, known for its high school football and being the last watering hole on highway I-75 before entering Florida. She was editor of her high school newspaper and salutatorian of her class. Lazarus graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology with an engineering degree and Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management with an MBA. She went on to a successful career as an executive at General Electric’s Healthcare division. Later, she joined a leading consulting firm as a Managing Director.
Interestingly, Lazarus initially ignored the calling to become a novelist—instead, she tackled other ambitions on her bucket list: living in Paris and learning to speak French, getting her pilot’s license and producing a music CD. But, as she explains, her first book “wouldn’t leave me alone—it kept nudging me to write to the point that I could no longer ignore it.”
Though her first novel, Free of Malice, released in the spring of 2016, is fiction, the attack on the main character is real, drawn from Lazarus’ own experience. It portrays the emotional realities of healing from a vicious, physical assault and tells the story of one woman’s obsession to force the legal system to acknowledge her right to self-defense.
Reader response to Lazarus’ first novel was so encouraging that she embarked on a writing career, releasing her second novel in the spring of 2018. Plea for Justice is a thriller that depicts the journey of a paralegal investigating the case of her estranged friend’s incarceration. As she seeks the truth, loyalties are strained and relationships are tested leaving her to wonder if she is helping an innocent man or being played for a fool.
Lazarus lives in Atlanta and is engaged to fiancé, Richard. When not working, she enjoys reading, traveling and spoiling their cat, Buckwheat.
Plea for Justice is a psychological, legal thriller by Liz Lazarus, told in alternating viewpoints by “Jackie,” a paralegal in pursuit of justice, and “Me,” a terrifying killer with treacherous cyber skills. Lazarus has once again produced a page-turner, full of drama and suspense—and more than one unexpected twist. Set in Atlanta, GA, main character… [Read More]
Loosely based on the personal experience of author Liz Lazarus, Free of Malice is a psychological thriller with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing until the end. “No one expects to wake up in the middle of the night with a stranger in their bedroom,” said author Liz Lazarus. “It was both horrific and surreal…. [Read More]
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Appreciate the tips! One attention to detail I learned was to put the name/logo of your publishing company on the spine of your book, at the bottom. It’s a minor detail but most traditionally published books have […]