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 and travel stories. Her most recent interest is poetry.
Lisa recently won the Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition 2019. She gained third prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (May 2018) and received a highly commended (Top 5) in the poetry category of the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize 2017. Her writing has been recognised in numerous international screenwriting competitions, including the Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest, Reel Writers Screenwriting Contest, Aura Screenwriter Awards and ‘Create50: The Impact’ Short Screenplay Competition. Lisa’s work 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.
Otherwise, Lisa spends most of her time travelling.