Elizabeth Craig


Elizabeth writes the Memphis Barbeque series for Penguin/Berkley (as Riley Adams), the Southern Quilting mysteries (2012) for Penguin/NAL, and the Myrtle Clover series for Midnight Ink. She blogs daily at Mystery Writing is Murder, which was named by Writer’s Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers for 2010 and 2011.

Her most recent releases are Finger Lickin’ Dead, the second of the Memphis Barbeque series (June 2011 for Penguin), Progressive Dinner Deadly a Myrtle Clover Mystery (August 2011), Hickory Smoked Homicide (a November 2011 release), and A Dyeing Shame, a Myrtle Clover Mystery (December 2011).

Elizabeth is active in the online writing community. She shares writing-related links on Twitter as @elizabethscraig and posts on craft and the publishing industry on her blog, Mystery Writing is Murder. She and Mike Fleming of Hiveword also manage the Writer’s Knowledge Base—a free search engine to help writers find resources.

As the mother of two, Elizabeth writes on the run as she juggles volunteering, referees play dates, drives carpools, and is dragged along as a hostage/chaperone on field trips.