Lyz’s writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Pacific Standard, and others. Her book God Land: A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in the Heartland was published through Indiana University Press. Her second book Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women is due out from Bold Type Books in early 2020. Lyz’s essay “All the Angry Women” was also included in the anthology Not that Bad edited by Roxane Gay. Lyz received her MFA in creative writing from Lesley University. She lives in Iowa with her two kids and two cats and is a contributing writer to the Columbia Journalism Review.