Published Work

Small World WithinLisa self-published her first book when she was twelve years old. She typed and illustrated the story, sewed the binding on her mother’s sewing machine, and bound the pages between two pieces of cardboard covered in red feed-sack material with white polka dots.

She has since self-published four additional books and served as a ghostwriter on magic books which have each sold more than 40,000 copies worldwide. Her creative writing has appeared in Entropy MagazineGreenPrints MagazineWonderful West Virginia MagazineThe Hur HeraldThe Charleston Anvil, The Trillium, DoveTales, Dragonspeak, and other publications.

Lisa recently published three collections of her work and had essays appear in: “Mountains Upon Mountains: New Appalachian Nature Writing” (from West Virginia University Press) and “Feminine Rising: Voices of Power & Invisibility” (from Cynren Press). She currently serves as a community correspondent for the Normantown/Stumptown region of Gilmer County, penning a weekly column that appears in The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder.

The Big Eyed Bug

Lisa has received awards from WV Writers Inc. and the WV Press Association. A member of West Virginia Writers, Appalachian Writers and the Nonfiction Authors Association, Lisa also holds a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction.

The following pieces are available online. For a full list of Lisa’s published works and projects, visit Lisa’s curriculum vitae‘. 

Essays & Articles:

Lisa and her husband Frank also create travel pieces when the opportunity arises. Previous destinations covered for Two-Lane Livin’ include: (photos not included online)

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