Born and raised in Chicago, Lisa's love for horror began at a young age. Her father was passionate about horror movies and took a keen interest in special effects. So that Lisa and her siblings could enjoy the movies with him, he'd sit up late at night painstakingly "editing" the explicit adult scenes. Afterwards, they'd sit and listen as their Dad explained the magic of how effects were achieved. When other kids dressed as cartoon, kid friendly costumes for Halloween, Lisa made homemade costumes to pay homage to classics like "Bride of Frankenstein". Thanks to creative parents, her mother also having a passion for artistic expression and interior decorating, Lisa was encouraged to read, write and to act in homemade skits used to entertain themselves, family and close friends.
Before eBay and the convenience of shopping online, Lisa helped her parents in their new business, MICKEY'S TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES, which featured a line up of hard to find Godzilla items, and a plethora of other sci-fi, and horror treasures! Lisa finally settled into her own love of horror when she began to write and used it as a tool to cope with her depression, her father's terminal illness, and her issues with anxiety. In 1996, she created a blog to put up her short stories, and when the interest grew, gathered the courage to publish her debut novella, The Unsaintly. Lisa also dabbled in graphic design, and having gained the attention of other authors, her designs can be found floating around the Indie authors' playground.
Lisa currently resides in Houston, Tx with her Brady Bunch sized family and menagerie of pets. She works for the Horror Writer's Association as the Publisher's Liaison, Burning Willow Press as the Head of the Graphic Design Department, Public Relations for Zombiepalooza, has her own magazine debuting in November 2015 (Inked Muse Press Magazine) and moonlights by day as an Executive Assistant.
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"Condemn me to my belly, I'll still walk all over you!" The Unsaintly Chronicles: The Anti God is the story of one woman's fealty to God, the battle against his enemies, and the choices to be made when loyalties are betrayed. The epic account of Isabel's fight to endure both the touch of God through stigmata versus the scratch of the Devils nail through possesion, all in the wake of the apocal... read more
What men do not know is that bargains, deals and a simple invitation are sometimes more than they appear. Logan Manleigh and his crew of the food truck, Manleigh Cheese, accept an invitation to help cater the White House, with no questions asked. Such an offer is not to be turned down. It is exactly what Logan needs…press coverage, notoriety and the key to future success. It wasn’t supposed to... read more
A Stitch of Madness: An AnthologyMadness: extremely foolish behavior.Imprisoned for the murder of his best friend, Johnny Cleary sets out to tell what happened on the day Bobby “Buster” Lennon died, but are the words he writes true or does the deception run deeper.Madness: the state of being mentally ill, especially severely.There is something wrong with Irene. Momma’s dead and a ragdoll speak... read more
Gabriel's life was finally going the way that he wanted it to, that is until his wife Addison unknowingly took his place forever changing his future and experiencing a pain he had thought he'd never go through again since losing his parents and sister. Gabriel is now fueled with a maddening desire for revenge and begins making decisions that he normally would only do upon meticulous planning. ... read more
Gabriel has been living a double life for years. A killer for hire, a loving father and husband. When the two worlds collide, he must do everything and anything he can to keep his family safe. There is no length that Gabriel will not go to, so that he can keep them safe. When Gabriel tries to retire, Allah’s hand finds out his real identity and mark him for death. Discover what happens in this... read more
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Book cover designer and illustrator with experience on three continents. Selling points include: Masters degree, beautiful dog.
I work from my home studio by the sea. I'm lucky enough to have worked with the Roald Dahl estate & won a World Illustration Award.