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.