Lisa Hayes-Minney is a writer, publisher, gardener, creator, book lover, porch sitter. She also serves as Director of Gilmer Public Library.
Lisa’s writing has appeared in Entropy Magazine, GreenPrints Magazine, Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, The Hur Herald, and other publications. She is currently working on two collections of her own work, but also has essays appearing in two collections to be released in 2019: “Mountains Upon Mountains: New Appalachian Nature Writing” and “Feminine Rising: Voices of Power & Invisibility” (currently available for pre-order from Cynren Press).
Lisa is the owner of Stumptown Publishing, LLC, and co-owner of Gray Beard Services & Consulting, LLC. For over ten years, she served as editor and publisher of Two-Lane Livin’ Magazine, in which she also penned a regular column. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from West Virginia Wesleyan College, has degrees in English and Journalism, and has a large collection of certificates relating to library science.
Lisa once worked as an award-winning newspaper reporter, and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the WV Farm to School program. She now enjoys being the coordinator of the Friendly Fonts Writer’s Group, leading weekly Creative Play sessions for adults, and designing writing workshops and retreats.
Lisa and her husband, Frank, live on a secluded farm with a lazy beagle, a killer cat, and several free-range hens.