Elizabeth Malcolm

Author/Write For The Money Coordinator

Like most writers I was a reader first. As a child I read as many of the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries as I could get my hands on. I had fallen in love with the mystery genre. It suits me just fine when there is a hint of mystery and romance in a book. As a teenager I read Phyllis Whitney and Victoria Holt and fell in love with those handsome heros. This is why I want to write romantic suspense.

I was born in the Black Hills of South Dakota but grew up in California. Growing up I traveled quite extensively throughout the western United States. Can't you imagine the miners and people wanting to get rich roaming through the hills? And Deadwood is the place where Wild Bill Hickock died. History! History! History!

My love of travel was wetted during trips to South Dakota. I love to go on cruises and have been to Mexico a couple of times and Alaska, the Caribbean, a Fall Foliage trip in Canada and down the East Coast. I went on a cruise across the Atlantic to England on the QE II. That was a wonderful trip. I got the idea of setting a romantic suspense on a cruise ship from having been on these trips. That is what I am working on now. I also love cats and am considering a book on the funny things cats do.

This last summer I went to my first RWA National Conference in Anaheim. I learned a lot from all the workshops. Listening to the luncheon speakers was inspirational and some others were a hoot. Seeing all the Golden Heart winners and the RITA winners convinced me I could do the same thing.