Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of nearly 30 books, with more than three million copies in print. Her popular nonfiction books include BAD GIRLS OF THE BIBLE, REALLY BAD GIRLS OF THE BIBLE, UNVEILING MARY MAGDALENE, SLIGHTLY BAD GIRLS OF THE BIBLE, RISE AND SHINE and EMBRACE GRACE.
She’s also a bestselling novelist, creating both contemporary and historical fiction, including her latest award-winning novels, HERE BURNS MY CANDLE and MINE IS THE NIGHT. And she’s written five books for young children, including GO AWAY, DARK NIGHT.
Her children’s Parable Series received a 1998 ECPA Gold Medallion for Excellence, her nonfiction book EMBRACE GRACE won a 2007 Retailers Choice Award, and her novel WHENCE CAME A PRINCE received a 2006 Christy Award for Best Historical Novel. HERE BURNS MY CANDLE was named 2010 Best Inspirational Romance by Romantic Times Book Reviews, and her 2011 novel, MINE IS THE NIGHT, was a New York Times bestseller.
Liz was also an award-winning columnist for Today’s Christian Woman for 10 years. Additional articles by Liz have appeared in Faith&Friends in Canada, WomanAlive in Great Britain, and Enhance in Australia. And more than 4,500 churches nationwide are using her video Bible study series, Loved by God.
A gifted professional speaker, known by her audiences as An Encourager®, Liz has presented more than 1,600 inspirational programs in all 50 United States and fourteen foreign countries, including Israel, Thailand, Portugal and Indonesia. When the National Speakers Association honored her with their Council of Peers Award for Excellence, Liz became one of only 35 women in the world named to their CPAE-Speaker Hall of Fame. Her alma mater, Bellarmine University, presented her with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005, and she received an Honorary Doctorate from Georgetown College in 2010.
Feature articles about Liz have appeared in more than 250 major newspapers and magazines, as well as on Salon.com, Beliefnet.com, Spirituality.com, HopeforWomenMag.com, Kyria.com and many other websites. She has been interviewed on more than 600 radio and television stations, including guest appearances on PBS, A&E, MS•NBC, NPR, TBN, CBC Canada, BBC Radio Scotland, Shine TV New Zealand, Radio Pulpit South Africa, Focus on the Family, Life Today, 100 Huntley Street, and Midday Connection on the Moody Network.
On the personal side, Liz is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill enjoy their old Kentucky home, a 19th-century farmhouse in Louisville, and are the proud (and relieved!) parents of two college grads, Matthew and Lillian.
Liz Curtis Higgs