Lizbeth Hartz graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of California at Riverside in the early 70’s. After moving to Hawaii a few years later, she freelanced as a writer part time, resulting in nearly 150 nonfiction magazine articles published in local and regional magazines. Lizbeth spent 14 of her 36 years with federal civil service employed as a dispatcher for two military fire departments on Oahu. Her true-crime memoir Angel Hero grew out of that experience. Lizbeth lives with her fiancé, Barry, in lush Manoa Valley above the University of Hawaii.