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We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection. ~ Anais Nin

Ciao!
Welcome to Lisa Montanaro Writes… The natural place to spark creativity, including writing, reading, and story telling. This is my creative playground! So glad you are joining me.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea (or even better, a glass of vino!) and poke around.
Read some blog posts (and while you’re there, subscribe to the blog so you can get updates). Enjoy some book reviews. Share your favorite books while I share mine.
Pass the site onto others. Interact, comment, and stay awhile. I’m so happy that you’re here with me on this creative journey.

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About Lisa

About

With a foot on each coast, I am part no-nonsense Italian American New Yorker and part sunny Californian — with a life long love affair and proficiency of the written word. Read more…

Author

Author

My first book, “The Ultimate Life Organizer: An Interactive Guide to a Simpler, Less Stressful & More Organized Life” was published by Peter Pauper Press in 2011. Read more…

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

I love to read and share my thoughts on all types of genres. Take a peek at what I’ve been reading. Read more…

Speaker

Speaker

They call me a “Pint-sized Powerhouse!” I have the stage presence of a performer, the brains of a lawyer, and the heart of a teacher of the deaf ~ all wrapped up into one to deliver a productive, purposeful and passionate presentation! Read more…

Recent Blog Posts

1909, 2017

The Diary of Anne Frank: The Book That Influenced My Reading, Writing, and Life as a Young Girl

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

The books we first pick up and read can have a profound effect on us -- as readers, writers, and people. For me that book is The Diary of Anne Frank. I always loved to [...]

2006, 2017

Pedaling Love: Life Viewed from the Vantage Point of 2 Wheels

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Adventures|0 Comments

In the summer of 2012, I relocated from New York to Northern California, specifically, to the college town of Davis. There are many things that make Davis a fabulous place to live: fantastic weather, an [...]

1306, 2017

Book Worm Alert: Reading for Pleasure Has Been the Best New Year’s Resolution Ever!

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Reading|8 Comments

I know it is June, so it may seem strange to bring up New Year’s resolutions. But in some ways, it is perfect. What’s the point of setting a New Year’s Resolution if you don’t [...]

606, 2017

Wear Your Labels Proudly: Let That Creative Side Come Out to Play!

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Adventures, Creativity, Reading, Writing|8 Comments

We all have labels. Some of them we are born into, some of them others give us, and some of them we give ourselves. There are the ones that we are born into. For me, [...]