Lizzie Simon is the author of Detour: My Bipolar Roadtrip in 4-D, which was published by Atria Books in 2002. Since publication, Lizzie has appeared on CNN, Fox, ABC News, The Jane Pauley Show, The Judith Regan Show, The Connie Chung Show, The NY Post, The Village Voice, The Saturday Evening Post, Rhode Island Monthly, NPR, CBS Radio, and Nylon magazine. Detour was excerpted in Time magazine and HBO Films optioned Detour for feature film. Lizzie worked as a consultant and field producer on an award winning Detour-inspired documentary for MTV, entitled True Life: I'm Bipolar.
Currently, Lizzie works as a curator and a freelance travel and culture writer. She is a contributing editor at Los Angeles Confidential magazine and BP magazine, and is co-curator for the 2007 Alliance Francaise Arts Festival.
Lizzie Simon's Courses
I highly recommend anyone who has started the journey in memoir writing to take this workshop led by Lizzie Simon. Her unique experiences make her a generous and thoughtful workshop leader. -- Helen-Chantal Pike
"Lizzie Simon is an experienced memoir writer who provides pragmatic advice about writing and selling memoirs. She is passionate and focused and wants to help students tell their stories. She provides encouragement and successful writing strategies that can help kickstart anyone who wants to write a memoir." -- Rhonda Ray
"This class is a great motivator for those who are considering writing a memoir or for those who have already begun. Lizzie Simon offers useful writing advice and demystifies the publishing process -- from how to approach an agent to becoming your own public relations machine. In addtion, she conducts the class in a candid and open manner, ensuring that each attendee takes away valuable suggestions to inspire and encourage his/her writing." -- Marci Brenholz
"Lizzie Simon is the real deal. She provides honest, warm and insightful help. She's approachable and actually understands and wants to help us be better writers." -- Amy Squires