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     Welcome!

 

Lisa is an author-illustrator. Since she was a young kid growing up in the sixties, whether it was writing poems for the family Christmas cards or drawing or crafting, she has always been making art. Her love of picture books began when she read them to her own children and students she worked with as an educator.

 

She also discovered while writing family eulogies for deceased loved ones that she enjoyed making people laugh or cry with poignant anecdotes. So writing stories for kids with humor and heart seemed like a natural segue. With her art background and her work as an educator, she writes timeless stories featuring relatable characters and themes. Her illustrations are created both traditionally and digitally in Procreate.

 

Experience

 

  • 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 www.Kidlit411.com  

  • 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  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.