A prolific reader and writer, Lisa lives in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains with her husband, four dogs, and eight cats. She was born and raised in Kentucky, but after she was married, she moved first to Texas, then to England, and finally to California before returning to her home state.
Right after she was married, she took the course How to Write for Children, from the Long Ridge Institute for Writers. Many other writing courses, among them How to Think Sideways, taught by Holly Lisle, and a comprehensive writing course from The Writer’s Bureau in England, have helped her to develop her skill in writing. Lisa has also worked with children, teaching at a private school in Kentucky for a total of three years. She also homeschooled her two children until they graduated from high school.
What taught her the most about writing was the almost four years she spent writing for BellaOnline as their Fiction Writing Editor. She wrote at least one article a week for them, and had the chance to review many different books and interview the authors. While she was there, she also worked as an eBook mentor and with the fiction writing team for their magazine, Mused. Now she is the editor of three sites at The News in Books - Fiction Writing, Gallery of Horror, and The Realm of Reading.
Reading and writing continue to be passions of hers. She has written one children’s book, Buck & Katie’s Ginormous Adventure in the Sea of Grass; one horror novella, Softly and Tenderly; and one reference book for writers, Confusing Words A-C. She is currently working on her next children’s book and the next reference book for writers. She is also expanding Softly and Tenderly into a novel and working on another novel, Whisper.
Editing is also a passion of hers. She works as an editor for Edit1st and is a lead editor at Silver Tongue Press. Even though Lisa is an editor, she is smart enough to have others edit her books for her.
It is hard to believe that Lisa has any time left for a life after all of this, but she is a mother, housewife, and grandmother. Her two children are grown and have blessed her with three beautiful grandchildren. Her culinary talents, which are put to use when she doesn’t have her nose in a book, are used to appease her very patient husband.