Announcement from Local Editor Mike Semel, Deputy Local Editor Monica Norton and Local Enterprise and Projects Editor Lynda Robinson:
Lizzie is a two-time Livingston Award finalist and just won the Best of the West long-form feature writing award for her remarkable story about a serial arsonist. Her book, “Paradise”, about the deadly 2018 Camp fire that devastated a California town, is being published by Crown in August.
Lizzie grew up in a farming family in Nebraska, where her parents still live, and studied journalism at the University of Missouri. To better understand wildfires, she also enrolled in and graduated from a professional firefighting school in 2019.
Lizzie is an avid hiker who is about to tackle the 211-mile-long John Muir Trail in California’s High Sierra. She reports that both she and her dog, Indie, are coffee addicts, making her especially well-suited for our dog-obsessed, highly caffeinated enterprise operation. She starts her new job in July.