Liz Gilmore Williams placed as a finalist for her book, No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars, in the 2018 International Book Awards in the genre of military history. She worked as a writer and editor for more than 20 years in Washington, D.C., for two offices of the U.S. Congress and other organizations. Her essay, “April Love,” won an award in 2014 for creative nonfiction from the Virginia Writers Club and was published by the Indiana Voice Journal in February 2015. That and four other essays have been published in online literary magazines. Others of her articles have appeared in Living (@Sun City Carolina Lakes), an award-winning magazine. Liz earned an MA in American studies from the University of Maryland and belongs to the South Carolina Writers Association.