Liz Henry

My biographical info, if anyone cares to know.

I have not published any novels- yet. I defy anyone to have read as much as I have. Reading is my biggest obsession.

I have lived in Rhode Island, New York and Michigan, and I went to high school in Houston, Texas. Avoid Houston if you can, is my sage advice. Got a B.A. from University of Texas at Austin, in their honors liberal arts program called Plan II, concentrating in creative writing and Latin American Studies. Because of health problems and general disillusionment, I dropped out of graduate school. Since then, I have gone through various cycles of temp secretary work and more bad health. I moved to Oakland with Michele Markstein, who encouraged my writing efforts in every way. I ended up in Los Gatos, and haunted its cafes for a couple of years, whizzing around in my sporty red wheelchair. Then I moved in with Mark and followed him to Santa Fe and Tucson. I get around.

Currently I am working as a webmaster at the University of Chicago. I have been feeling really great. As usual I have about 10 other projects in the background; zines, novels that have not yet seen the light of day ("Endless War" and "Unity"), an autobiographical thing called Bookmania, poetry, and comic strips, though I don't draw all that well.

My sister, Laura Henry, and I have published several zines. I did one in high school called Voices from Underground. Later, with no strings attached funding from the Plan II program at the University of Texas, I did a poetry, short story and comix zine called Ratatosk, which lived for four issues and then died a merciful death. We have done many other zines since then.

Laura's high school zine was called The Spiralling Vortex, and she has also produced three issues of Cave Girl and is working on the first issue of Snagglepuss. She studies graphic art and photography in San Francisco.

We made lots of really cool postcards and stickers and sent "Riot Grrrlz Outer Space" membership cards, hot pink, to several hundred girls around the country! It was wonderful to correspond with so many inspired girls and young women and to see their fantastic zines! Then I lost my job and everything went all to hell- I apologize to anyone who wrote to us at our San Jose address and didn't get an answer.

Liz Henry
My personal web page

5140 South Hyde Park Blvd. #17F
Chicago, IL 60615

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What do you mean, zine?

Zines are cheaply produced, usually xeroxed, small magazines. They usually don't run over 200 copies of any particular issue. E-zines are electronic versions of zines; most of the ones I've seen are not much different than a moderated mailing list digest. They can be interesting though.

For more about zines check out the electronic version of Factsheet Five, or read the newsgroup alt.zines.