Lisa Hayes-Minney is a writer, publisher, gardener, book lover. She teaches speech and writing as an adjunct college professor, and serves as an Assistant Librarian at Gilmer Public Library.
Lisa is the founder of Stumptown Publishing, LLC, and for over ten years, served as creator and publisher of Two-Lane Livin’ Magazine, in which she also penned a regular column.
Lisa’s writing has also appeared in GreenPrints, Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, The Trillium, Intelliguide, The Hur Herald, and other publications. She spent time as a news reporter for The Calhoun Chronicle, and as an AmeriCorps member in the West Virginia Farm to School program.
Lisa 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 several certificates relating to library science. She serves as the coordinator of the Friendly Fonts Writer’s Group, and is currently a member of West Virginia Writers, Appalachian Writers, and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. You can view her entire curriculum vitae here.
Lisa and her husband, Frank, live on a secluded farm with a lazy beagle, a killer cat, and several free-range hens.
(Top portrait photo by David Flores.)