Lisa's Journal

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!)


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Super Nanny Saves Christmas

Posted at Dec 13, 2015 12:27 pm


A short story by Lisa Brown Roberts


“Yay Trina!! It’s Christmas, Christmas, CHRISTMAS!”

There’s nothing like the scream of a five-year-old she-devil to get a person moving on a sleepy holiday vacation day.

“Technically, Gilly, we still have five days until Christmas,” I reminded her, sidestepping her whirling dervish dance as I

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Freaky Friday – Teen Angst Poetry

Posted at Nov 13, 2015 10:41 am

I recently came across a treasure trove of primary source YA material: my teenage journals. These babies are chock full of drama, angst, and a whole lotta unrequited love. In the interests of research, I’ve been reading them, and when I’m not cringing, I’m laughing- a lot.

Here’s hoping a glimpse

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Happy Halloween & Book Giveaway!

Posted at Oct 28, 2015 6:04 pm

I love Halloween! Dressing up, haunted houses, tons of candy, and the tingly spidey sense that ghosts might be real, at least one night of the year.


As part of Entangled’s Get Wicked Blog Hop, I’m giving away a signed paperback of

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Posted at Sep 23, 2015 10:08 am

Music inspires and informs all of my books. Listening to my playlists gets me into the mood of the characters and specific scenes, and helps my writing flow.

My writing playlists are fairly long, so I’m sharing condensed playlists here. I’ve also linked to my playlists on Spotify. Crank it

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Playing the Player Releases Today!

Posted at Sep 14, 2015 6:00 am

I’m so excited to share this book with you because I had so much fun writing Trina and Slade’s story. I love romantic comedies, and writing this one was more fun than binge-watching Downey and Depp and Cumberbatch, while simultaneously scarfing Chocolove chocolate bars. Really.

Thank you to Entangled Publishing for

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