Lisa’s Bio

Lisa Montanaro is part no-nonsense Italian-American New Yorker and part sunny Californian. She has a unique background as a performer, teacher of deaf students, recovered lawyer, coach, speaker, and author.

Her debut novel, Everything We Thought Was True, a multi-generational Italian-American family drama, will be published by Red Adept Publishing in 2024.

Her chapter, “The Brand Called You! Personal & Professional Branding for Authors,” was featured in Launch Pad: The Countdown to Marketing Your Book, published by Red Penguin Books in 2023.

She is also the author of the book, The Ultimate Life Organizer: An Interactive Guide to a Simpler, Less Stressful & More Organized Life, published by Peter Pauper Press in 2011.

Lisa serves as Webinar Host for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA).

As a Branding, Business, Mindset, and Productivity Coach for writers, Lisa provides support for all stages of a writing career.


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Lisa Montanaro
Lisa Montanaro
The Ultimate Life Organizer

Speaking Engagements

For speaking engagements and author appearances, please visit the Speaking page for more information and contact Lisa.

Book Clubs

For book club inquiries, please contact Lisa. She loves connecting with book club readers in person in Northern California and virtually across the globe.


For reviews of Lisa’s books, please visit the Books page or your favorite place to review, including Amazon, Goodreads, and Book Bub. Book reviews are golden for an author and Lisa appreciates every one of them!

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