Jack-of-all writing trades Liza Nelson, author of the novel PLAYING BOTTICELLI, has been an essayist, editor, journalist, columnist, dramaturge, and poet. Her writing has appeared in a wide range of publications, from the underground paper The Great Speckled Bird to Ploughshares to The N.Y. Times. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poetry and a James Beard Award for her food writing in A Book of Feasts. Years ago she reluctantly moved with her family to a Georgia cattle farm that she’s grown to love, although it no longer raises anything but mosquitoes, wild flowers and the occasional tomato. Her blog www.aliceinmemoryland.com chronicles her experiences with Alzheimer’s and marriage.