Liz Roth Lipperman was raised in a small town in Ohio, number eight of nine children, she graduated from nursing school and worked as a registered nurse for many years. Liz started off thinking she was a romance writer, but those evil villains kept pushing their way into her stories. Liz discovered she loved killing off people, then tricking everyone into believing it was the wrong guy. She gave in and let the mystery inside her soul take over, although she still loves romance and sneaks it into every story.
Liz didn’t get her happy ending right away just because she wrote the kind of books she adored. Eight years after completing her first book, she finally sold. Liz is represented by Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary, LLC, who challenges Liz to take her writing to the next level.
Liz is married to her high school sweetheart and has lived in the Dallas area over twenty years and now considers herself a Texan. (The Yankee blazing within still demands to be recognized every now and then.)
Liz was gracious enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to be interviewed once again by moi! With a surprise.
*Drum roll, please*
I am honored to have the opportunity for the exclusive cover reveal of Beef Stolen-Off, the second book in Liz’s Clueless Cook Mystery series.
What was the most memorable research trip you've made?
I took a cruise last year to research the third book of my Clueless Cook series. Murder for the Halibut, is set on a cruise ship with my clueless cook judging a cooking competition. Think clueless cook meets Chopped! Anyway, when I told one of the chefs what I was doing, he and four others met me at the coffee shop on board and helped me plot out the murder. Can you imagine the faces on the other passengers in the coffee shop as these guys (all still dressed as chefs — hats included — talked about putting poison in the food?? One chef even gave me his recipe for halibut with the killer ingredient in it.
Please share with us the most interesting stories law enforcement professionals have told you.
Since I don't write police procedurals, I really don't have one. With the exception of two of my heroes in two separate books, my characters are not cops, either. In Mortal Deception, my heroine is an ex cop who quits the force when her dead husband is accused of being a dirty cop. That's as close as I get with my characters. I do remember hearing a Dallas cop speaking at a Mystery Writers meeting, and he showed us a picture of a murder scene — a woman dead in a lounge chair with a fifth of whiskey, a bottle of pills, and a half empty glass of water on the end table. Then he went over the clues and told us how they knew this was a murder and not a suicide.