Eliza CrossEliza Cross is the author of a dozen books, including the bestselling 101 Things To Do With Bacon and its new sequel, 101 More Things To Do With Bacon. Hundreds of her articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including Sunset, Parents, Writer’s Digest, Mountain Living and Mother Earth Living. She is also a Senior Contributing Editor for Western Art & Architecture magazine.

Eliza has appeared on television dozens of times, including the morning shows for ABC-TV in Phoenix and Denver’s CBS-4 and FOX-31. She was a contestant on the Food Network’s Trivia Unwrapped, a short-lived show one reviewer called “beyond awful.” Although she didn’t win the grand prize cruise, she received a year’s supply of Raisinets as a parting gift.

Several anthologies feature Eliza’s work, including 60 Candles: Reflections on the Writing Life published by the American Society  of Journalists and Authors. In 2010, she won the “Pitchapalooza” competition—called the American Idol for book authors—at the Writers and the Independent Marketplace Conference presented by the Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers Association.

Eliza Cross at 3 years old

Eliza at 3 years old, near Boulder, CO

She enjoys encouraging young writers, and in addition to school appearances Eliza has taught writing classes including “Writing Your Life” and “Finding Your Voice through Creative Writing” for the Arapahoe Library District and other organizations.

Eliza’s company Cross Media provides marketing and communications services for a select group of clients. She blogs about eco-friendly living, good food, organic gardening and personal finance at Happy Simple Living, and is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts’ society BENSA.

Eliza is a member of the Authors Guild, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and the Colorado Authors League. She lives with her family near Denver.

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