Elizabeth Bruening Lewis has written three interrelated works of suspense fiction, yet by no means are they all fiction. Fans say that her work should be read both for fast-paced entertainment and for many hard facts it contains. Romance and humor play their part as Abby Taylor, David Neale, and their little corgi dog dodge evil ones and are pursued by murderers. Yet these fictional characters navigate a very real world with threats to the environment, incurable kidney disease, dialysis, and other challenges. Lewis combines a background as varied as the challenges her characters face. She is a journalist, a PhD historian, has taught at the university level, and has been an active volunteer in her community, including her nine years on the board of the Arizona Nature Conservancy. In her writing, Lewis also draws on her own personal experience including hiking much of Arizona, dialysis, and kidney transplant. She has published five books, three fiction and two nonfiction, and has won three national awards. Lewis and her husband of forty-seven years, along with their corgi Terrwyn, divide their time between Phoenix and Prescott. They have two children and four grandchildren.