Lisa's Journal

Athena Award Finalist!

Posted at Jul 19, 2017 2:30 pm

I’m thrilled to announce THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH is a finalist for the 2017 Athena Award in the contemporary YA category. This is the first year of the Athena Award, sponsored by the Young Adult Chapter of the Romance Writers of America,

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Aspen Gold Award!

Posted at Oct 19, 2016 8:00 am

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I had a lovely surprise at the Heart of Denver RWA mini-conference last Saturday. My YA rom-com PLAYING THE PLAYER won the 2016 Aspen Gold Readers’ Choice Award in the YA category! I was so thrilled to receive this award

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Never Apologize for Loving Romance!

Posted at Sep 27, 2016 6:00 am

“The categorical dismissal of the most-read genre in the world reveals ignorance, not intellectual superiority.” – Kristan Higgins (bestselling contemporary romance author)

Unlike a lot of romance authors, I didn’t grow up binge-reading romance novels. My mom was an English teacher and encouraged all of my reading- except “those books” weren’t

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Book Signing 9/20/2016

Posted at Sep 12, 2016 6:11 pm

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Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary!

Posted at Sep 8, 2016 10:28 am

spock-and-meIn honor of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, I’m sharing this excerpt from THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH, in which Dallas and Vivian discuss their mutual admiration for the Star Trek universe.

 EXCERPT:

“Moving here gives you an opportunity to fulfill your mission.” I gestured vaguely

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Resisting the Rebel is Here!

Posted at Jul 25, 2016 6:00 am

Resisting the Rebel book coverOften, my characters arrive in my mind fully formed, demanding their stories be told. In this case, it was different. I’m a hardcore Sky High fan and have shipped Warren and Layla ever since I saw the

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Body Positivity – THE SOUND OF US

Posted at Jun 8, 2016 10:43 am

The Sound of Us Body Positivity Blog Series

When my publisher asked me to participate in the Body Positivity blog tour for Julie Hammerle’s THE SOUND OF US, I didn’t have to think twice.

I’ve been every size from a 6 to a

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The Replacement Crush Cover Reveal!

Posted at Mar 28, 2016 5:00 am

I’m so excited to reveal the cover for The Replacement Crush, releasing on September 6, 2016 from Entangled Teen. I’ve been sitting on this beauty for awhile and am so thrilled to finally share it with the world.

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Why David Bowie was My First Lodestar

Posted at Jan 13, 2016 11:43 pm

(A shorter version of this blog was originally published on the YASquad blog.)

“And love dares you to care for the people on the edge of the light…” Under Pressure

Music is a huge part of my creative process, a huge part of my life, as I’m sure it is for most

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My Favorite Holiday Movies

Posted at Dec 23, 2015 1:52 pm

Like many of you, I have favorite holiday movies I watch every year no matter what. I love to sing along, quote along, and cry along with my favorite actors. And sometimes I desperately want to rewrite certain scenes (I’m looking at you, Laura Linney. Ignore your freaking phone already!)

In

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