Lisa Romeo is a writer, editor, and creative writing teacher, and the author of the memoir Starting With Goodbye: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love after Loss (University of Nevada Press, 2018). Her short nonfiction has been listed in “Notables” in Best American Essays 2018 and 2016, has nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize. Lisa's essays and articles appear regularly in literary journals and popular media, including the New York Times, O The Oprah Magazine, Longreads, Brevity, Under the Sun, Newport Illustrated, River Teeth, Sport Literary, Inside Jersey, L'Anne Hippique, and many other places. Lisa is a professor of creative nonfiction writing with the Bay Path University MFA program, and also works as a freelance manuscript editor and writing coach. She holds an MFA degree from Stonecoast (University of Southern Maine), and a BS in journalism from Newhouse (Syracuse University). A former competitive show rider, equestrian journalist, and public relations specialist, Lisa lives in northern New Jersey, where she grew up. She and her husband have two adult sons.
She is the proud mother of 3 energetic children. She tends to collect additional children the way most people collect stray cats. Of late, she has the cats as well.
Her passion has been writing since she could hold a pencil. While that is a cliche’, she is unique in that her first novel was written on gum wrappers. As a young woman, she learned to program and discovered that she has a talent for helping people and computers learn to work together and play nice. When she’s not playing with her daughter, writing, or designing for the internet, she can be found wandering the local beaches.
Lisa graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in English/Creative Writing, a Minor in Anthropology and a Minor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She has worked as a programmer, a pre-school teacher, a tour-guide, a planner and even as a NASA minion.
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