Elizabeth M. Garner is a writer and scientist in Sacramento, California. She has published one mystery novel, Love, Music, Murder, set in Sacramento, and is at work on a second.
“I consider myself a nexialist,” says Garner. “Science fiction writer A.E. Van Vogt coined the term. A nexialist is a person skilled in the science of joining together the knowledge of different fields of learning. I am aggressively curious and I love to find connections. We have access to an infinite stream of information, thanks to the Internet, but all that information doesn’t necessarily make sense without guidance – people who can make the connections. I think we need more nexialists in the world.”
Garner recognized a need to make sense of the events taking place in the U.S. and elsewhere. Since 2016 Garner has published a nonfiction blog, Reason and Justice, to help readers locate and understand primary documents related to current events, and to make sense of the onslaught of conflicting information.
“My pace for finishing the second novel has slowed because the need for nonfiction nexialists seemed urgent,” she said. Her second novel, An Inch beneath the Surface, will be ready for publication by the end of 2018.