Lisa’s writing began with a sea change. After five years of teaching writing to teachers in Sydney, Australia, she moved north to beautiful Sapphire Beach and began writing.
In 2014, Lisa completed her first feature screenplay, Still Life, a character-driven family drama. Since then, she has written her third feature, a number of short scripts and short stories, as well as creative non-fiction, flash fiction, travel stories and poetry.
Lisa’s writing has been recognised in numerous international competitions, including the Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest, Reel Writers Screenwriting Contest, Aura Screenwriter Awards and ‘Create50: The Impact’ Short Screenplay Competition. She recently received a highly commended (Top 5) for her poetry in the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2017 and was shortlisted (Top 8) for the Lane Cove Literary Awards 2016 Travel Story Prize. Lisa has also been published in a variety of journals and anthologies.
In her other life, Lisa was a literacy consultant. She was State Dance Coordinator at The Arts Unit for three years. She directed and coordinated dance performances such as The Schools Spectacular, which is televised each year on ABC TV. Lisa has also worked as a primary teacher, special educator, autism outreach teacher, drug and road safety education consultant, and chicken factory worker.
Lisa is usually travelling and likes to spend most of her time in Greece.