author / screenwriter
Liz Holliday is an award nominated science fiction, fantasy and crime writer. Her screenwriting includes an animated short, 'Elemental Fources' for US independent comics company New Baby (in production) and a commissioned but unproduced episode of Irish company Jam Media's pre-school animation PicMe. She has also worked on various interactive media projects, including an educational computer game featuring the Nick Parks/Aardman Animation 'Creature Comforts' animated characters.
She has an MA (with Distinction) in Screenwriting from the London College of Communication.
Her original fiction - short stories and books for children - has been published in the UK, US, Europe, Australia, Asia and on the web. Her story 'And She Laughed' was short-listed for the Crime Writers' Association short story dagger and later adapted for the US tv show The Hunger, fronted by David Bowie. She has also written ten novelisations of tv shows (including Cracker, Bugs, and Soldier Soldier.)
Her nonfiction includes journalism (The Guardian, Time Out, SFX etc) a guide to London for children (for children to read themselves), a book about parenting and the internet, educational materials for adults and children, and games material (educational computer games; scenarios and background information for role playing games.)
In addition to her MA, Liz has an MSc in Technical Communication and the Human Computer Interface from London South Bank University, a PGCE (teaching qualification - English with Drama for Middle Years of Schooling) from Roehampton Institute, and a BA (Hons) in Humanities, specialising in the history of theatre.
status: in production with New Baby comics
Original Adult Short Fiction:
The Tongues of Angels (Hub Magazine; December 2009 issue 107) - Fletcher’s Ghost (Ages of Wonder; DAW books; 2009) - All of Me (Aeon Magazine, www.aeonmagazine.com; August 2006; “year’s best” honourable mention, Gardner Dozois) - After Camlann (Time After Time; DAW books; 2005) -
By The Cold of the Moon (Extreme Fantasy 2; Lone Wolf Publications; 2001; book won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an anthology) - Better Forget (Cemetery Sonata; Chameleon Press; 1999) - Provenance (Royal Whodunnits; Robinson; 1999) - Miri’s Story (Rath and Storm; Wizards of the Coast; 1998) - Burning Bright (Decalog 4: Regenerations; Dr Who Books; 1997; "year's best" honourable mention, Gardner Dozois) - The Knight of Good Heart (Tales of the Round Table; Past Times; 1997) - This Is the Universe (The Ultimate Alien; Dell/DTP; 1995; reprinted by Byron Preiss, 2003; reprinted in Futura magazine (Croatia); 2005) - And She Laughed (London Noir; Serpent’s Tail, 1994; short-listed for Crime Writers Association of Great Britain Short Story Dagger, 1994; reprinted in Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, Carroll and Graf, 1995; adapted for tv show The Hunger, 1999; issued as CD Audiobook Clipper Audio, 2009) - Cover Story (Weerde, Volume 2: The Book of the Ancients; Roc UK; 1993; "year's best" honourable mention, Datlow/Winding) - The Only Good Orc (Dragon Magazine; August 1993) - El Lobo Dorado Is Dead, Is Dead (Temps, Volume 2: Eurotemps; Roc UK; 1992; nominated for Eastercon Award for most enjoyable short prose) - Blind Fate (Weerde, Volume 1; Roc UK; 1992; "year's best" honourable mention, Datlow/Winding) - Third Person Singular (Temps, Volume 1; Roc UK; 1991; "year's best" honourable mention, Datlow/Winding)
Thief Takers (Carlton Books) - Bramwell (Carlton Books) - Bugs: Hot Metal (Virgin Publishing) - Staying Alive (Andre Deutsch) - Reckless (Andre Deutsch)
YA and Children's Fiction - Books
No Heroics (ReadZone) - Color Fun in Fall, Unibooks - First Readers (various) Igloo - - Reading Heroes (various) Parragon
Children's / Parents' Nonfiction
London For Kids, Marquee Publishing, Toronto - Educating and Entertaining Your Children Online - in-house writer/editor; Prentice Hall