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

Welcome to Lisa Montanaro Writes… The natural place to spark creativity, including writing, reading, and storytelling. This is my creative playground! So glad you are joining me.
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About Lisa


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 of the written word. Read more…



I write fiction and nonfiction, and am delighted that my debut novel launches in 2024 with Red Adept Publishing. My nonfiction publications include an author branding chapter in the anthology, Launch Pad: The Countdown to Marketing Your Book, and my book, The Ultimate Life Organizer: An Interactive Guide to a Simpler, Less Stressful & More Organized Life. Read more…


Writer Coaching

As a coach and consultant for writers, I will be your partner along your writer’s journey. Think of me as a writing confidante, business strategist, branding expert, and cheerleader all rolled into one. Read more…



I have years of experience as a professional speaker, webinar host, and podcast guest… 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…


Freelance Writing

I offer freelance writing for publications and non-profit organizations. My most recent assignment was serving as the feature writer for The Bike Campaign, which promotes cycling as a means of transportation, exercise, and joy. Read more…

Prosecco & Prose Newsletter

Lisa MontanaroI love all things Italian and my favorite drink is Prosecco! I also love all things book-related. Put them together and what do you get? Prosecco & Prose, that’s what.

I love connecting with readers, writers, and lovers of creativity in all of its forms. And if we can do that over a virtual glass of bubbly, even better. I like to share updates on my writing journey, book recommendations, musings on the writing life and community, and introduce you to great authors.

So let’s keep the conversation going! Sign up and step into my enoteca (that’s “wine bar” in Italian… sounds so much nicer, right?).

Your first virtual glass of bubbly is on me.

Ciao ~ Lisa

Recent Blog Posts

2508, 2023

Video Interview of Launch Pad Anthology Series Collaborators, Hosted by Yours Truly

By |August 25th, 2023|Categories: Writing Community|0 Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of grabbing the mic and turning the tables on Grace Sammon, the fabulous host of the Launch Pad video series and creator of the Launch Pad book anthology series that [...]

2107, 2023

My Author Branding Chapter in the Launch Pad Anthology Series

By |July 21st, 2023|Categories: Writing, Writing Marketing and Social Media|0 Comments

There’s nothing like holding the actual book in your hands! So excited to see my Author Branding chapter in print in the third book of the Launch Pad series published by Red Penguin Books. This awesome [...]

2505, 2023

Progress on my Debut Novel Publication: I Got Assigned my Editor!!

By |May 25th, 2023|Categories: Debut Novel, Getting Published, Writing|0 Comments

Progress on the publication of my debut novel! I got assigned my content editor by my publisher and I’m thrilled to be working with her. She has an awesome background, believes in this book, connects [...]

1404, 2023

In Memoriam: Remembering the High School English Teacher Who Influenced my Love of Literature & Writing

By |April 14th, 2023|Categories: Gratitude, Reading, Writing|0 Comments

Yesterday, I learned the sad news that my high school English teacher, Joseph McLaughlin, passed away. I was devastated, and even all these years later, burst into tears immediately upon hearing the news. All of [...]

1002, 2023

It’s Official! Announcing My Debut Novel Book Deal

By |February 10th, 2023|Categories: Debut Novel, Getting Published, Publishing Journey, Red Adept Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

Well, it’s official!! I’m thrilled to share that after six years of working on my manuscript, my debut novel will be published by Red Adept Publishing next year. Woot! I got the news on my [...]


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