Joined: June 12, 2014
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Lizâ€™s short stories can be found in places like Apex Magazine, Strange Horizons, Daily Science Fiction and This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death. Liz creates the webcomic Things Without Arms and Without Legs and writes love songs to inanimate objects. Her previous incarnations include circus manager, refuge worker, artistsâ€™ model, research officer for the Order of Australia Awards, farm girl, and extensive work in the notâ€“forâ€“profit sector.
When I was a teenager I listened to fragments of Dylan Thomas' Under Milkwood every night for a year. I read the library alphabetically (mostly the fiction section, but when I got tired I'd get to work on the dewy decimal system). I listened to Rev Dr Martin Luther King's speech in Detroit* so many times on vinyl that it's probably the religious work that has shaped my voice the most. King and Thomas showed me the music, cadence and beauty of words. Thomas could lull me to sleep, King could wake me up every time. Add a generous helping of Kurt Vonnegut, Virginia Woolf, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Oscar Wilde's fairytales and you have some of the voices that shaped my voice. I'm not sure what that says about my style, but this I do know, words are important. *Listening to the two versions I think we had Detroit on record rather than Washington, but I'm not 100% sure.
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