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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 storytelling. This is my creative playground! So glad you are joining me.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea (or even better, a glass of prosecco!) and poke around. Stay in the loop by subscribing to the Prosecco & Prose Newsletter.
Read some blog posts. Enjoy some book reviews. Share your favorite books while I share mine.
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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…

Speaker

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…

Speaker

Freelance Writing

I offer freelance writing for publications and non-profit organizations. My current assignment is as a freelance writer for The Bike Campaign, which promotes cycling as a means of transportation, exercise, and joy. 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…

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

3001, 2020

Where is This Supposed “Midlife Crisis?” Aging Into Confidence on the Back-Nine

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: Adventures, Gratitude|Tags: , , |0 Comments

So I'm now at the age that most people would call Midlife. My husband jokingly calls it “the Back Nine,” referring to the last nine holes of an eighteen-hole golf course. I don’t play golf, [...]

2312, 2018

A Visit to the New American Writers Museum: An Inspiring Afternoon with the Written Word

By |December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Adventures, Reading, Writing, Writing Community|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Last fall, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting the new American Writers Museum in Chicago. The museum opened to the public in May 2017, and I visited in October 2017, only five months later. [...]

1001, 2018

Best Books of 2017: Recapping a Fantastic Year of Reading

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Book Reviews, Reading|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2017 was a great year of reading! I set my Goodreads Challenge goal to 52 books, but managed to read 71 books in total. And I loved every minute of it! It is always so [...]

1511, 2017

Fan Girl Moment: Honored to Be Included in the Acknowledgments of a Writer Friend’s Upcoming Book!

By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Reading, Writing Community|Tags: , |0 Comments

Happiness is finding out that you have been given a shout out by one of your favorite authors who has become a writer friend that you had the pleasure of spending time with in person [...]

811, 2017

Seeking Craft at the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Retreat & Finding My Writing Tribe

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Writer Conferences, Writer Retreats, Writing, Writing Community, Writing Craft|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |4 Comments

Finding my Tribe On September 20th, I made my way from Northern California to Albuquerque, New Mexico to attend my first Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) Retreat. I was eager to learn more craft and [...]

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