Liz 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. When she could no longer ignore the characters talking in her head, she went back to school and got a professional arts degree. Then she began her first novel.
Liz was kind enough to share her Thanksgiving favorites with us.
What are you most grateful for?
My faith, family, and friends in that order
Favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
Every year I make a wonderful Slovenian nut bread called potica (pronounced pa-teet-sa.) Family and friends know it’s coming and start bugging me right after Halloween. It's to the point where I am now making the recipe X 7 with four loaves from each recipe. It takes all day to make, but oh, is it ever good!!.
Where will you spend Thanksgiving this year?
At my house. Growing up in a large family we always had a huge crowd around the table. Unfortunately, they are spread all over the country now, so it’s just hubby and me and our kids and grandkids. Unlike my heroine in Liver Let Die, I am a great cook, so I do it all.
Most memorable Thanksgiving memory?
In 2007, my daughter was pregnant with her second child and having a lot of problems with pre eclampsia. We said a special prayer that day so that both she and the baby would be okay. Five days later, she had a C-Section and gave birth to my adorable grandson, Caden. Both she and the baby were okay. We celebrated late that year.
What do you do the eve before Thanksgiving?
Get everything ready.
What’s your number one splurge food?
Pumpkin Pie Crunch.
What do you prefer sweet or salty?
Salty, without a doubt.
What are your plans for the holidays this year?
Kids will all come over for the meal. Afterwards, daughter and SIL go to his parents' house for more food while son and his family stay here to watch the Cowboys play football. (DIL's parents live in Nebraska, so I get them every year, Yay!!) This year, DIL and daughter and I will start at midnight and hit the Black Friday sales early. Then we’ll wake up at 5 am and get going again. On Saturday I am signing at the local B & N with two other local cozy authors.