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Lisa is an author-illustrator. Since she was a young kid writing poems for the family Christmas cards, drawing, and crafting, she has always been making art. While writing her father's eulogy, she discovered she loved making people laugh and cry with her words. Lisa also enjoyed people's heartfelt reactions when they received her handmade house portraits through commissions and gifts. 


Her passion for creating picture books began after reading the classics to her own children and discovering new titles with the students she worked with as an educator. With her formal art background, she realized she had the ability to make people experience emotional connections through the picture book as an art form. This led her to create her own stories for children featuring relatable characters and themes with humor and heart.


Her illustrations are created traditionally with pen and watercolor and also digitally in Procreate.




  • 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

  • Past 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  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. 





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