Self Portrait_edited.jpg



Lisa is an author-illustrator. Her love of children's books began when her grandmother and aunt both teachers, gifted books like Sam Bangs and Moonshine by Evaline Ness and Are You There God It's Me, Margaret? by Judy Blume. As a young girl, her stories, poems, and drawings were pasted into the family Christmas cards. 


Her experience as an educator, and as the mom of three grown-up boys helped her to write stories that connect with young readers and make sense of their ever-changing world. Lisa loves the art of the picture book and works traditionally to create her illustrations.




  • Featured on the Rising Stars in Kidlit Blog by author Amanda Davis

  • Finalist in Justin Colon's #PBChat MentorshipTwitter Event

  • Honorable Mention Susanna Leonard Hill's Holiday Contest 2018

  • Member of Julie Hedlund's 12x12 Challenge since 2018

  • Member of Arree Chung's Storyteller Academy since 2017 

  • Volunteer at Boston Writer's Day Workshops 2019

  • Big Sur Cape Cod Writing Workshop in 2017, 2019

  • Member of SCBWI since 2015

  • Illustrations featured on  

  • Illustrated All For The Kid's Yoga For Children 

  • SCBWI Critique group member since 2015

  • Member of Courage to Create with Bethany Hegedus

  • An educator for pre-K - second grade since 2008


Prior to writing and illustrating picture books, Lisa earned a BFA in Printmaking from The Rhode Island School of Design before raising three boys. She has led after-school art programs for children and chaired local cultural events and fundraisers. When she is not writing, Lisa enjoys hosting family gatherings, painting and drawing house portraits, and making crafts with kids. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband of thirty-plus years.


Lisa is seeking representation to join her on her journey to publication.