Lizzie's book, Detour, was published by Atria Books. John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, called it “a spellbinding revelation." The Village Voice called the book "utterly unselfconscious, funny, and harrowing." It has sold more than forty thousand copies and  Lizzie has spoken at more than 60 colleges and organizations nationwide.  

In 2016, Lizzie interviewed the farmers, wine makers, neighbors, regulars and staffers of Santa Rosa's beloved restaurant The Spinster Sisters for The Spinster Sisters' Guide to Sonoma County. Copies are available at Sonoma County bookstores, tasting rooms, at The Spinster Sisters and through it's website,