All About Liz Bemis
Elizabeth Bemis, writes in a fun, highly-readable style that’s wise, witty–and a little bit wild. A five-time Golden Heart Finalist, she has also won the prestigious Maggie, Laurie and Dixie contests, and has placed in numerous other contests of regional and national fame. Her most recent work, “EDGE OF MIDNIGHT” represents her seventeenth completed novel.
When she’s not writing romance, Elizabeth operates Bemis Promotions, a freelance Graphic Design and Programming firm specializing in author and small business websites–and fights for control of her office with her dog, Elvis, and cat, Fritz. Sadly, they usually win.
Liz's Fun Facts
Red Web Wizard
2004, 2005, 2009 (x2), 2010
Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult
In Elementary School. Finished first full length Novel in 1993 or so. Didn’t write again until 1999.
Run Bemis Promotions and spend too much time, eyeball deep in code.
Read! Historical Re-enactor of the 18th Century (French & Indian War) and the 15th Century (War of the Roses)
The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood
Blog Posts from Liz
Posted by Liz Bemis May 8 2013, 12:01 am
What I learned along the red brick road… Follow the yellow brick road! Follow the yellow brick road! Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road! Perhaps among the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood most of all, the lore of the yellow brick road resonates very deeply. This is the ideal path, the road Dorothy must [...]
Posted by Liz Bemis Apr 17 2013, 12:01 am
Dear Miss Manners, My agent never returns my calls or emails. Even when I email her every day. Or call her on her home phone at 11:00 at night. What can I do to make her more responsive to my needs? My first book is out on submission, and I need to know what’s happening [...]
Posted by Liz Bemis Mar 29 2013, 12:00 am in craft, Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, HBO, storytelling
I’d like to put this out there right now. I am NOT cool. I’ve often longed to be cool, but after 40 years on this planet, I recognize that if I do something that seems cool, it probably started out as someone else’s idea, or it was an accident. And so it goes with my [...]
Posted by Liz Bemis Mar 22 2013, 12:01 am
Why you should have one and what you should include. At the beginning of February, I invited all of my author clients, as well as the members of the Rubies and the 2011 Firebirds to participate in a pre-Valentine’s Day promotion, I called “FOR THE LOVE OF A GOOD BOOK”. Each day, I featured 2-4 [...]
Posted by Liz Bemis Feb 18 2013, 12:01 am
It is my great pleasure to introduce not only the 2012 Ohio Poet of the Year, but also my mother, Linda Ann Schofield (and Ruby poet-in-residence, at least for today). I thought it might be fun to talk about the process of taking stories and turning them into poems. Most of us spend our lives [...]
Posted by Liz Bemis Oct 24 2011, 12:01 am
Thanks to the 311 readers and authors who took our Survey last week! I think we got some great data, and I have to say, I was really surprised! Before we get to the results, though… let’s announce the winners! The author to win her choice of Bemis Promotions Services is Darynda Jones (45% of [...]
Posted by Liz Bemis Oct 20 2011, 12:01 am
The question of what makes a reader pick up a book, shell out $.99 – $30 of their hard earned money for the privilege of reading said book is pretty much the holy grail of what I do for a living (i.e., Author Promotions). The question of how to get an author’s book into the [...]
Posted by Liz Bemis Aug 12 2011, 12:01 am in Author Websites
Picking a web designer is a very personal thing. Not only do you want something that is going to be beautiful/useful to your visitors, you also want someone with whom you can have a good working relationship! (Much like an agent or an editor. It isn’t enough to have “THE” agent if, “THE” agent puts [...]