Elizabeth Guider is a longtime entertainment journalist and more recently a novelist who has lived and worked in Rome, Paris and London as well as in New York and Los Angeles.
Born in the American South, she holds a doctorate in Renaissance Studies from New York University. During the late 1970’s she was based in Rome where she taught English and American Literature at the university level and where much of the action of her first novel, “The Passionate Palazzo,” takes place. While in Europe she worked as a reporter for the showbiz paper “Variety,” focusing on the film business, television and theater. She also traveled extensively, reporting on the politics and technological changes affecting media from Eastern Europe to Hong Kong as well as covering festivals and trade shows in Cannes, Monte-Carlo, Moscow, Venice and Berlin. She also served on festival juries, the International Emmy judging board and the Peabody Board. Over the years she has moderated a number of indUstry-sponsored panels with entertainment executives, both Stateside and abroad. After moving back to the States in the 1990’s, she specialized on the TV industry and eventually held top positions at “Variety” and latterly at “The Hollywood Reporter,” including executive editor at the former and the editor-in-chief title at the latter. Currently she freelances for “World Screen News” as senior contributing editor. She divides her time between Los Angeles and Vicksburg, MS, where she grew up and which is the setting of her second novel, “Milk and Honey on the Other Side,” an inter-racial love story. She is now at work on her third novel, “By the Light of the Moon, They Danced,” about two sisters growing up in the 1960’s.