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
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.