A native of New Mexico and mother of seven, Liz Adair lives in southern Utah with Derrill, her husband of 50 years. A late bloomer, Liz published her first mystery (The Lodger) just as AARP started sending invitations to join. After writing three in the Spider Latham series, Liz moved into romantic suspense with The Mist of Quarry Harbor. Liz took a break from suspense to write Counting the Cost, a novel based on family history. The book won the 2009 Whitney Award and was a finalist for the Willa Award and Arizona Publisher Association's Glyph Award. Liz returned to romantic suspense with Cold River and feels writing in that genre doing so is a service project. "I remember when I was a young mother with all those kids and a slender budget," she says. "I was so grateful for books that let me go places and meet people who carried on adult conversations That's what I want to write--cheap vacations." Liz moved from Northwest Washington to Kanab, Utah in 2012--she had gone to high school there--and something about living in the high desert again made her decide to bring Spider Latham back and set the mystery in Kanab. Both experiences--returning to Kanab and bringing back Spider--were like coming home. "Look for more in the Spider Latham series," she says.Read more Read less
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