Lisa self-published her first book when she was twelve years old. She typed the story on a manual typewriter, illustrated it with crayon and pen, 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 become a recognized, award-winning West Virginia writer. Lisa has 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 Magazine, GreenPrints Magazine, Wonderful West Virginia Magazine, The Hur Herald, The 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 Hur Herald, and The Gilmer Free Press.
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The following pieces are available online. For a full list of Lisa’s published works and projects, visit Lisa’s curriculum vitae‘.
Essays & Articles:
- “Coronavirus Update: April 10” (Infection House)
- “Little One” (Memoir Magazine)
- “New Wounds, Old Scars” (Entropy Magazine)
- “The Stink Plant” (As published in GreenPrints Magazine)
- “Lying Fallow” (As published in Two-Lane Livin’ Magazine)
- “Show Me Hikers Search for Rare Flowers” (As published in Wonderful WV Magazine
- “More than Just a Place” (As published in Encounter Calhoun)
- “History is Revived at Heritage Village” (As published in Wonderful WV Magazine)
- “Burdens and Blessings” (As published in The Calhoun Chronicle)
- “Upper West Fork Park: Food, Music, and Fun” (As published in The Calhoun Chronicle)
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)
- Hillbilly Haven – Lewis County
- Audra State Park – Upshur County
- Faith Mountain – Gilmer County
- Lewisburg – Greenbrier County
- Addison Visitor’s Center and Gallery – Webster County
- Cedar Creek State Park – Gilmer County
- Holly River State Park – Webster County
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