Lisa Hayes-Minney is a writer, publisher, gardener, creator, book lover. She is a speech and writing professor, and serves as Library Director of Gilmer Public Library.
Lisa is the owner of Stumptown Publishing, LLC, and co-owner of Gray Beard Services & Consulting, LLC. For over ten years, Lisa served as editor and publisher of Two-Lane Livin’ Magazine, in which she also penned a regular column. Her next venture, Inkslinger Press, will be launched in 2019.
Lisa’s writing has appeared in Entropy Magazine, GreenPrints Magazine, Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, The Trillium, The Hur Herald, and other publications. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She also has degrees in Liberal Arts, English, and Journalism and multiple certificates relating to library science.
Lisa once served as an award-winner newspaper reporter, and as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the West Virginia Farm to School program. She now serves as the coordinator of the Friendly Fonts Writer’s Group, leads weekly Adult Journaling Sessions, and designs writing workshops and retreats at unique locations in the central West Virginia region.
Lisa and her husband, Frank, live on a secluded farm with a lazy beagle, a killer cat, and several free-range hens.