Lizzi was born in Detroit and grew up in Milford, Michigan.
She holds a B.A. in English and creative writing from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in American culture from University of Michigan.
Lizzi is an Adjunct Instructor of Children’s Literature & American Popular Culture for Endicott College, currently teaching online from Tucson, Arizona. She taught courses in Hollywood cinema and American popular culture at University of Michigan from 1998-2000 and courses in English literature at Greenville Technical College in SC from 2010-2013.
Her fiction publications include a novella, a short story, and 16 flash fictions. Her work has appeared in nationally recognized literary journals, including Seattle Review and Boston Literary Magazine. She has authored hundreds of literary reference articles for online databases published by the Gale Group, as well as film reviews for local periodicals.
Lizzi is currently focusing her creative energies on writing children’s picture book texts and middle-grade novels.