Windy City writer Elizabeth Marx brings cosmopolitan flair to her fiction, which is a blend of romance and fast-paced Chicago living with a sprinkle of magical realism. In her past incarnation she was an interior designer—not a decorator—which basically means she has a piece of paper to prove that she knows how to match and measure things and can miraculously make mundane pieces of furniture appear to be masterpieces. Elizabeth says being an interior designer is one part shrink, one part marriage counselor and one part artist, skills eerily similar to those employed in writing.
Elizabeth grew up in Illinois and has also lived in Texas and Florida. If she’s not pounding her head against the wall trying to get the words just right, you can find her at a softball field out in the boonies or sitting in the bleachers by a basketball court. Elizabeth resides with her husband, girls, and two cats who’ve spelled everyone into believing they’re really dogs.
Elizabeth has traveled extensively, but still says there’s no town like Chi-Town.
Some of Elizabeth Marx’s favorite things:
- Starbucks Venti unsweetened iced black tea lemonade
- The ribbon on the Tiffany’s blue box and, inside, the little suede bag that always contains treasure
- Sitting in the quiet, peaceful beauty of a gallery in almost any museum in the world
Some of Elizabeth’s least favorite things:
- Babies at midnight movies
- Black licorice
- Whiners, crybabies, and wimps
Some of Elizabeth’s favorite books:
- Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion by Jane Austen
- The Awakening by Kate Chopin
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
- Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati
- Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
- Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
- Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips