All About Elizabeth Bemis

Elizabeth Bemis is a six-time Golden Heart™ Finalist (and 2012 Winner). When she’s not writing romance, Liz operates Bemis Promotions, an advertising agency for authors, fights for control of her house with her husband and sons and various fur-bearing creatures and plays the role of joust marshal, sword fighter and historical reenactor with Combatant’s Keep Historical Entertainment. You can find more about her at

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Elizabeth's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Red Web Wizard

Cincinnati, OH


GH Year(s)
2004, 2005, 2009 (x2), 2010, 2012

Completed Manuscript(s)

Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult

Started Writing:
In Elementary School. Finished first full length Novel in 1993 or so. Didn’t write again until 1999.

Day Job:
Run Bemis Promotions and spend too much time, eyeball deep in code.

For Fun:
Read! Historical Re-enactor of the 18th Century (French & Indian War) and the 15th Century (War of the Roses)

Blog Posts from Elizabeth

Author Website Media/Press Pages

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 […]

Ruby Poet in Residence: Linda Ann Schofield

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 […]

Survey Results Revealed!

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 […]

How Do You Buy Books?

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 […]

How to Choose a Web Designer

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 […]

5 Steps to Your Author Website

Earlier this month, I gave you the Top 5 Reasons an AYUGHF Needs a Promotion Package and the Top 5 Things in your Promotion Package. Now I want to talk about the 5 steps to creating your author website. 1 )RESEARCH: Your Style: Before I start with a new client, I suggest that they give […]

Top 5 Things in Your Promotion Package

At the beginning of the month, I gave you the Top 5 reasons why you should have a promotion plan, even as an (as yet) unpubbed writer. Today I want to talk about what you need in your promotion package. I put them in order of importance, but I really think having all of them […]

Top 5 Reasons a AYUGHF Needs a Promotion Plan

Congratulations! You’re an As Yet Unpublished Golden Heart Finalist! What are you going to do now? (Please don’t say “Go to Disney World” That was so last year!) 😀 My hope is that “Develop and Implement a Promotion Plan” is at least on your top ten list of things to do before RWA National, right […]

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