Welcome !


Lisa is an author-illustrator, mom, and educator. 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. 


Lisa's work with young children in public schools and raising three boys has inspired her to write stories with relatable characters, humor, and heart.





  • Finalist in Justin Colon's #PBChat MentorshipTwitter Event

  • Honorable Mention for manuscript Come Back, Santa Susanna Leonard Hill's Holiday Contest 2018

  • Member of Julie Hedlund's 12x12 2018, 2019

  • Member of Arree Chung's Storyteller Academy 2017

  • Big Sur Cape Cod Writing Workshop in 2017, 2019

  • Illustrations featured on www.Kidlit411.com  

  • Illustrated All For The Kid's Yoga For Children 

  • Member of SCBWI since 2015

  • SCBWI Critique groups member since 2015

  • 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. After college, she painted murals and backdrops for local theater and co-chaired a local Christmas House Tour for over a decade. When she is not writing, Lisa enjoys hosting family gatherings, painting and drawing house portraits, and creating seasonal crafts for kids. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband of thirty-plus years, three sons, and several chickens.


Lisa is seeking representation. 





 Artwork copyright Lisa Lee Furness 2020