Lizzie Newell spent her childhood skiing, hiking, and whitewater rafting in Colorado. She attended CSU (Colorado State University). After studying Arts and Humanities—with a lot of literature, science, and social sciences thrown in—she headed for Alaska, where she has lived ever since.
She studied art at UAA (University of Alaska Anchorage) focusing on sculpture. She considers herself to be primarily a sculptor, one who happens to work in the medium of science-fiction world-building. Her other favorite artistic media are paper, ice, wire, and fabric—not necessarily used together.