Lizbeth Meredith is a writer based in Alaska with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in psychology. She has worked as a domestic violence advocate and a child abuse investigator, and with at-risk teens as a juvenile probation supervisor.
Her memoir, Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters recounts the author’s two year struggle to bring home her internationally abducted daughters from Greece to Alaska. It’s the story of a 29 year-old woman whose life was marked by domestic violence and childhood kidnapping who faced a $100,000 problem on a $10 an hour budget. More than simply a missing children’s story, Pieces of Me is also the story of the generous community in Anchorage, Alaska and a growing support system in Greece who joined Lizbeth’s efforts to make the impossible a reality. Less than three months after publication, Pieces of Me was listed as a 2016 USA Best Book Award Finalist/Women’s Issues Category. It is a silver medalist for the 2017 IPPY Awards, Memoir/Personal Struggles category.
Lizbeth is proud to be the recipient of the Alaska Humanities Forum’s mini-grant and the Lin Halterman Award.
Bio photo by Jonas Banta, Alaska Teen Media Institute.