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 teaches Literature for Children to Early Childhood Education students at Endicott College in Beverly, MA – for three years in person, and the past two years online from Jupiter, Florida. She recently relocated to Tucson, Arizona, where she continues to teach online for Endicott College. 

Lizzi taught courses in Hollywood cinema and American popular culture at University of Michigan and courses in English literature at Greenville Technical College in SC.

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.