Lisa is interviewed in the "Writers in the Trenches" series.

 Lisa's guest post, "Nine Key Questions on Writing About Family"

  Podcast, Grieving-Ish, Part 2.


For more interviews, reviews, and Lisa's guest posts about Starting with Goodbye, visit Media Mentions.

"Romeo's honest, hopeful story will strike a meaningful chord with those who've been prompted to reconsider their relationships or themselves after a death."
Click here to read the full Publishers Weekly review and here for PW's Spotlight interview with Lisa

“Lisa's lovely writing and startling insights lead you into deeper territory, as she wrestles with questions of identity, mortality, and the vagaries of love.”
— Christina Baker Kline
, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World

Online buzz...

  BG's Story Behind the Book colum.

Read an excerpt at Next Avenue.


Lisa writes about "The Unpredictability of Grief" at Covey Club.



  • NewPages review: "..a powerful new book."
  • Brevity: Starting with Goodbye "shatters grief myths."
  • Literary Mama: "...a provocative look at the grieving process, unstinting in self-examination, authentic in its exploration of complex family relationships..."


Saturday, October 6
Collingswood Book Festival
Collingswood, NJ.  11:00 - 1:00

Saturday, October 13
Push to Publish, Rosemont College
Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, October 14
Writers Day, Bay Path University
East Longmeadow, MA

Tuesday, October 16
Reading at New Jersey City University. 5:30 - 7:30  Reading & discussion. Free, open to public. Gilligan Student Union Building, Rm 129

October 17:  Nonfiction Authors Association teleseminar broadcast, "Getting published by a small or university press."  Available to anyone with (free) member sign-up.  1:00 pm EST

October 20: Cedar Ridge Writers SeriesSubmission Smarts Workshop, Bedminster, NJ. 10 am - 2:30 pm. Registration/fee required.

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