There are many Elizabeths in this world.
If you searched the internet, you’d find writers named Elizabeth Appel and Liz Appel. But they are probably not this author. That’s why she writes fiction as Zeb Appel (a college friend called her that). For poetry and plays, she uses her initials as E. A. Appel. Big secret? Growing up, she was called Betty Anne (that’s her on her new bike).
I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor and rich is better.
She has always been a writer of plays, stories, and poems that have been read and performed in bars, breweries, synagogues, libraries, universities, theaters and been published in magazines. But Zeb also moved around the country and worked at a variety of jobs and professions. Like what?
Waitress, Discount Clerk, Women’s Better Clothing, Macys Gift Wrap, Ticketron Operator, Food Service Worker, Grocery Cashier, Rhubarb Trimmer, Bean Picker, Maid, Insurance Clerk, Cost Accounting Clerk, Psychiatric Technician, Singer Sewing Machine Demonstrator, Executive Search Agent, Production Control Clerk, Materials Analyst, Computer Operator/Manager, Programmer/Analyst, Software Design Analyst, Musician, Real Estate Agent, Systems Analyst, Senior Management Consultant, Entrepreneur Soy Food Factory (soy milk, tofu, soy yogurt production & wholesale distribution), Appraiser, Asset Management Compliance Director, Economic Development Fund Manager, Community Development Regional Manager, Adjunct Professor of English, Technical Writing and Business Communication.
She studied English at Emerson College, hitch-hiked across the country, returned to earn a BA in Psychology from Clark University and an MA in English from Southern CT State University. Along way she also studied surveying, blueprint reading, production engineering, poetry, programming, real estate, finance, playwriting, environmental remediation and more.
And when she wasn’t looking, she fell in love, married, settled down (sort of) and had two children.