Throughout my whole life I have been a voracious reader, from sci-fi to mystery, fantasy to adventures, there was nothing that I did not read. Eventually there comes a point in every reader’s life where they get the bright idea to write a story. In 2013, I had an idea for a short story, and proceeded to write it down. As I started to write, the story developed beyond what I had initially imagined, and the exploration led to the creation of my first novel, “Connor’s Gambit”. I found that, while writing my novel, I had a sincere passion for writing. This website is dedicated to that passion and the stories that follow.

My Story


Z Gottlieb is a retired Naval officer currently working in the federal government. She had been happily married for over 30 years to a loving husband, and has two adult children and one cat.   Her passions include writing, reading, and riding her bicycle with her husband on century rides when the weather is good.