SARASOTA, Fla. – Elizabeth Sims, the author of eight successful novels, will speak at the July 5 meeting of the Sarasota Fiction Writers.
Sims will present “Looking for Trouble: Doing Research for Fiction is Not for Sissies.” She’ll discuss how to do research effectively and efficiently, including professional tips, slightly dirty tricks and ways to overcome the dreaded ailments of Call Reluctance and Crippling Tact. Fiction must be compelling and convincing, and good research is a cornerstone. Join this award-winning author for a fast-paced, valuable session!
Sims is the author of two series – the Rita Farmer Mysteries and the Lambda and Goldie award-winning Lillian Byrd crime novels. She’s been published by a major house (Macmillan) as well as by several smaller presses. The audio rights to her five-novel Lillian Byrd series were recently acquired by Audible.
Elizabeth writes frequently for Writer’s Digest magazine, where she is a contributing editor. Her book “You’ve Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams” was published by Writer’s Digest Books and received special recognition by NaNoWriMo and hundreds of other websites and bloggers.
Elizabeth holds degrees in English from Michigan State University and Wayne State University, where she won the Tompkins Award for graduate fiction. She belongs to several literary societies as well as American Mensa and is represented by the Donald Maass Literary Agency.
The Sarasota Fiction Writers meeting will be held at Selby Library at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free event.
For more information, please visit www.elizabethsims.com.