Liz Tolsma

Liz Tolsma’s debut novella, Under His Wings, appeared in the New York Times bestselling collection, A Log Cabin Christmas. Her first novel, Snow on the Tulips, released in August of 2013 and was a 2014 Selah Award finalist and a 2014 Carol Award finalist. Daisies Are Forever released in May 2014 and Remember the Lilies in February 2015. Her next novella, World’s Greatest Love, appears in the collection Rails to Love in October 2016. She is a popular speaker on such varied topics as writing, marriage, family, and adoption, and living with courage. She is also an editor and the owner of the Write Direction Editing. She enjoys mentoring clients and watching them learn and grow as writers. She has lived in Wisconsin most of her life, and she now resides next to a farm field with her husband and their two daughters. Her son proudly serves as a U.S. Marine. They adopted all of their children internationally, and one has special needs. When not busy putting words to paper, she enjoys reading, walking, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping with her family. Please visit her blog, The Story behind the Story, at and follow her on FacebookTwitter (@LizTolsma), and LinkedIn. She is also a regular contributor to the Pencildancer blog.

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Living As Women of Courage: How do we face trials in our lives? What is true courage, and where does it come from?

Women under Construction: How God stretches us in order to use us for His glory.

Preserving Your Family’s Story: Strategies for passing your story to future generations.

To Love, Cherish, and Obey?: What is Biblical submission, and what does it look like in marriage?

A Mother’s Love: Building a bond with your adopted child.

Nine Necessities Newbies Need to Know: A guide to getting started as a writer.

Great Beginnings and Edge-of-the-Seat Ends: What makes for captivating starts novels and chapters, and how to keep the reader reading to the end.

Building Memorable Characters: A four-part class on how to create characters that will resonate with your readers.

Creating a Book Trailer: Learn how to put together a book trailer that will build excitement for your upcoming release.

Need an event speaker or conference faculty? Liz speaks to a wide variety of groups including women, older adults, children, and writers at events and conferences across the U.S. Her talks last from thirty minutes to a full weekend conference. Drawing on her own life experiences and those of the women behind her stories, she speaks on women’s issues, family, adoption, marriage, and writing. She will tailor the program to your needs. Don’t see one here that fits your group? No problem! Liz will work with you to develop a custom program.

Contact Liz at: 262-628-4559
297 St. Augustine Road Colgate, WI 53017

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