Lisa writes fiction and nonfiction.

Lisa’s fiction falls under the women’s fiction/historical fiction/family drama genres and features complex characters breaking barriers and fighting to truly be themselves despite obstacles in their way, including the time they live in and societal stigmas.

Lisa’s nonfiction revolves around productivity, life-work balance, branding, writing, and career issues.

Truth and Other


Lisa’s debut novel, Truth and Other Inconveniences, a multi-generational Italian American family drama, will be published by Red Adept Publishing in 2024. Told in dual timeline, it deconstructs a secret that forever shifted a family. The novel features three distinct characters—a wife afraid of being alone, a husband afraid to be himself, and an adult daughter who carries the weight of the secret into adulthood. In 1970s New York, Frank and Teresa, a young Italian Catholic couple, struggle with the husband’s closeted sexual orientation. In 2015 Los Angeles, when their daughter Lena agrees to plan her father’s same-sex wedding, the carefully crafted walls she’s erected threaten to tumble down. Follow the journey of the Antinori family as they attempt to first hide the truth, then to live with it, then to own it.

Launch Pad: The Countdown to Marketing Your Book

Lisa’s chapter, “The Brand Called You! Personal & Professional Branding for Authors,” was featured in Launch Pad: The Countdown to Marketing Your Book, the third book in an anthology series published by Red Penguin Books in 2023. Authors Grace Sammon and Mary Helen Sheriff spearheaded this fabulous 3-part anthology designed to help authors write, publish, and market their books. Click here for more info and to order your copy.

The Ultimate Life

The Ultimate Life Organizer

Lisa’s book, The Ultimate Life Organizer: An Interactive Guide to a Simpler, Less Stressful & More Organized Life, published by Peter Pauper Press in 2011. It includes inspiring and practical guidance for mastering your time, home, workplace, and paperwork. Interactive exercises and journal pages encourage self-assessment and goal-setting, as do questions and checklists.

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