Just see how it glints and sparkles. Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime. Every good stone is. They are the devil’s pet baits.”
Liz has worn jewelry and picked up rocks since she was old enough to stand. So it was probably fated that she would end up with a Graduate Gemologist (GG) certificate, a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA) diploma, and spend most of her life writing about jewelry and gemstones.
As a result, what is more natural than gems and jewelry should show up centrally in Liz’s books? After all, said the inimitable Sherlock Holmes, gemstones are the “nucleus and focus of crime…They are the devil’s pet baits.” They are also central to a good love story. Most couples have at least one piece of jewelry that signifies the enduring nature of their affection.
By the way, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, quoted above, is Liz’s favorite tale of the great detective—because Sherlock gets just about everything wrong.
Liz’s fascination with fine gems and carefully crafted jewelry has never dimmed. Diamonds are her birthstone, and she prefers them yellow and cushion cut. But her favorite gemstone is the Tsavorite garnet.
She shares a house with the ghostly spirit of a well-loved cat, and is blessed with dear family members and a wonderful network of friends. She lives in Salem, Oregon.
Contact Liz via email: Liz at lizhartleyauthor dot com.
For a listing of all Liz’s books, published and planned, go to Liz’s Books. Digital versions of Liz’s books are available at Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. You can also ask your local library to add a copy to their eBook catalog. (Libraries are my favorite places, and I would be delighted to have you read my books for free there!)
Paperback versions of my books are also available at Amazon, but if you prefer to support your local independent bookstores, you can ask them to order them from Ingram. If you live in a, sadly growing, area with no local bookstore, happily you can still support independent booksellers wherever they still exist. Order any of my books through Bookshop.org and a portion of the sales will help independent booksellers everywhere.
If you decide to buy or read any of my books, I give you a heartfelt, THANK YOU!