"Who Got Liz Gardner" and its sequel "Discovering Arugula" have been called everything from "sexy self-help" to "Pride and Prejudice on steroids". Liz’s books have received worldwide acclaim and have helped women all around the world connect with their inner moxie. While edgy and often irreverent, her story is universal and has something for every woman.
WHO GOT LIZ GARDNER, is a coming-of-age novel about the (mis)adventures of a dysfunctional, self-centered but essentially good-hearted aspiring actress growing up during the hedonistic 70s and 80s. A first-person narrative, the story is mostly set in New York City and later Los Angeles, as Liz seeks to find herself and hopefully bump into a decent man along the way. And let me tell you, there's a lot of bumping required...
The daughter of a five-time divorced drama queen and a thoroughly despicable wealthy philandering shrink, Liz starts out with more psychological baggage than most people collect in a lifetime. It's no surprise that she soon seeks out male companionship to fill her emotional void, or that the assorted men she beds invariably prove to be disposable ciphers. But instead of caving in and becoming a basket case, Liz summons up her inner moxie and sets out on her quest to find a good life and someone with whom to share it.
Book Two in the WHO GOT LIZ GARDNER series.
Discovering Arugula is the next phase in the evolution of Liz Gardner, a woman born of high dysfunction who claws and screws her way to find herself and hopefully encounter her Prince Charming along the way - assuming he's okay with a "Sleeping Beauty" who spent minimal time actually sleeping. Enlightenment finally kicks in and Liz's forward path leads her directly to her soul mate. Unfortunately, she soon learns that real life doesn't mimic fairy tales or chick flicks. Even though she feels healthy and balanced, her destructive patterns have their teeth deeply embedded into her ankles like a persistent rabid Chihuahua she can't shake off. Fears of old habits, pining ex-lovers, the discovery of an ill-fated dark family secret and even murder threaten to sabotage the happily ever after she's worked so hard for.
How do you handle all the crap after Happily Ever.
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Liz Allen is a Florida cracker - born and raised in the Sunshine State. Her career path has spanned from physical to fiscal to literary starting in nutrition, then riding the roller coaster we call the stock market as a financial advisor and ultimately penning her first book at age 49. Before meeting her husband and marrying in 1992 Liz lived in New York City and Los Angeles. In 1995 she had a child but fear and impatience with unpredictable earthquakes in California motivated her to move back to Florida in 1999 - just in time for that y2k scare...
Her debut novel "Who Got Liz Gardner" was published in April 2009 and is now enjoying tremendous popularity in book clubs around the world. Book Two in the "Liz" series - "Discovering Arugula" was released January of 2011. Her short story "Radiance" was published in the 2009 winter edition in Literary Magic Magazine and also in the anthology “Wisdom of Our Mothers”.
When she’s not balancing investment portfolios, Liz writes for women’s magazines and is currently working on a young adult/scifi novel with her teenage daughter.
Liz is also a powerful advocate for ovarian cancer awareness, having lost her mother, sister, aunt and grandmother to it. As a result, she donates a portion of her book sales to benefit the cause.
Ms. Allen lives with her husband, daughter and Catahoula Leopard dog. Her unrealized dream is to ride horseback across the fields of Provence for one week. In the meantime, she rides dressage once a week and goes to Epcot. She practices her high school French when she orders crepes.
Be sure to come early to take advantage of this terrific networking opportunity and meet some amazing professional women. Liz will stay after the event’s conclusion at 1:00 to sign books as well as answer questions. She promises there is no question she won’t answer.
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Author of women's fiction, young adult scifi as well as articles for women's magazines. Motivational speaker available for groups ranging from 12 to 1000