I miss being a fake ginger.

Hiya! I’m Lisa from Oregon. I write humorous adult contemporary romance set in Scotland. Kilts, amirite? I try to distract you with some laughs then hit you with the feels. I’m a member of Romance Writers of America and am pleased to be serving as the Rose City Romance Writer’s president for 2017-18.

I love to craft (subversive cross stitch, knit, crochet, felt, make jewelry), binge crime dramas and true crime podcasts, and travel when my pocketbook allows. I’m a public relations pro with more than 15 years experience, specializing in social media strategy. And one of these days I’ll be finished with my master’s degree, focused on public archaeology.

I kicked cancer’s ass. NBD. Two back-to-back misdiagnosed UTIs led to a surprise! kidney tumor! situation. I’m happy to tell the story over a dram or gallon of beer. Wine too. Really anything. I celebrated my four-year remission in September 2017.

Celebrating my final chemo treatment and rockin’ the bald look.

If you follow me on social media you’ll probably quickly learn I also love unicorns, rainbows, gifs, BuzzFeed listicles, and Justin Trudeau.

See that neato tartan scarf I’m wearing? That’s the official Clan of Archaeologists tartan. #randomfunfact

Connect with me on your social media platform of choice: Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

I also opened a Redbubble shop with romance writer/reader swag. Check out I Write Romance on Redbubble or Instagram.

Writing news

November 2017: My Pitch Wars submission went live for the agent showcase!

October 2017: I was selected as the first prize winner of the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood’s Make it Golden contest.

August 2017: I was selected as a Pitch Wars mentee. I have the privilege of working with Jennifer Blackwood for two months to improve my manuscript. I’m thrilled!

September 2016: I earned a finalist spot in both the PitchSlam and SonofaPitch contests with my (currently titled) manuscript Plaid Package.