Liz Thompson has been a columnist since 1998; first with Suburban News Publications, where she was also a reporter for more than two years. From 2003-2005, she was a columnist for The Arizona Republic. Her columns now appear in ThisWeek News. She was a writer for Hearing Health Magazine for six years. Her first book Day by Day, The Chronicles of a Hard of Hearing Reporter was published in 2008 and her second book was released in 2012: God Whispers: Nudges, Fudges and Butterfly Moments. She has written poetry since her youth and for six years prior to the onset of deafness, wrote music expressing her faith. She was deaf by 50 and with two cochlear implants, regained 95 percent of her hearing with astounding clarity. She received the 1999 Great Communicator Award for advocacy and column writing and the Jefferson Award in 2009 for volunteer work. Liz was a featured presenter in 2013 at the 10th Columbus State Writers Conference. She is married, has a daughter and three grandchildren and lives in Grove City with her husband and Hearing Dog, Toby Bear.