About

 

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website! I’m glad you’re here. My name is Liza Achilles, pronounced LIE-zuh uh-KIL-ease.

I am a writer/editor in the Washington, D.C., area. Since graduating from Northwestern University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, I have written for the Obama White House and a publishing house run by Pleasant Rowland, founder of American Girl.

The 96-lesson teacher’s guide that I wrote for Ms. Rowland, Write It Right, is used in classrooms across North America. In 2016, I was a Semi-Finalist in the William Faulkner–Wisdom Creative Writing Competition for my literary/historical novel The Water-Creatures.

Born in northern Virginia, I live in Rockville, Maryland. I enjoy running, raising chickens, planting stuff in the dirt, and seeing what comes up.