Meet Liza Elliott, sociology professor at the Sparkman Center for Global Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), talented artist, novice songwriter and brilliant author. Her latest novel, 30 – A Supper Club, is a mystery set in the Florida Panhandle involving family secrets that date back to The Civil War. As one Amazon reviewer states, “The author tells this story like an artist paints a picture, building up layer upon layer until the final image becomes focused and complete. I was drawn in and captivated from beginning to end.” Liza is a truly inspiring woman who is a passionate supporter of things near and far, as evidenced by her teachings on Refugee Health Care at UAB as well as her support of the Birmingham local arts community.
Personality quirks? Hmm, I love potato chips–Cape Cod Chips are my favorite–and I hate math, but I do like the stories in a word problem. I am a coffee junkie. (Black. Very hot.) Fears? Not having a spare bag of potato chips in the pantry.
If I arrived home to find it on fire, I would already have my laptop in the car with me, so I would grab my grandmother’s and my father’s sheet music collection. It is over 100 years old. Fabulous graphic art covers and tunes for the ages.
I can’t live without coffee, a pen and pad of paper in my purse (good for writing or drawing), and my iPhone.
And a big huge thanks to Beth Hontzas for today’s fabulous photos! To learn more about Beth and follow her blog, visit www.bethhontzas.com.