An award-winning author and former newspaper, network television affiliate, and radio journalist, Lisa has spent most of her career in the communications business, covering everything from worm races in Kentucky to the progress of federal government contracts in Washington, D.C. – with the speed of some of those subjects sometimes appearing about the same. Born in North Carolina, she was raised in Virginia, is a graduate of George Mason University, and attended Harvard Business School. Lisa’s storied career stretches from college stints as a waitress at a seafood house and White House intern, to life on the road observing people and places as a journalist, and then communications consulting and project management.
Lisa’s critically acclaimed first novel, Who’s Your Daddy, Baby?, (Aberdeen Bay, 2012), was selected as a Southern Writers Magazine “Must Reads” for March/April 2013, as well as an award from the Virginia Federation of Press Women/Virginia Professional Communicators. Music videos are available on this website and on YouTube.
Tapping into a lifetime of living on the edge, Lisa is now preparing to release Dystortions: 100 Hues of Purple, a tale of mystery, murder and love in a parallel universe, with a bit of humor. A journalist convicted of murder is imprisoned on a planet called Malaprop, strikingly similar to Earth, but with a few twists and many glitches in translations of data transmissions from a planet known as Hearth. It’s much warmer and more colorful than any shades of grey. Additional Dystortions novels are in development.
An extraordinary review of Who's Your Daddy,Baby? from Wayne Parker of About.com on Parenting and Fatherhood, part of THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY. "One of the most clever novels I have read in recent years, Who's Your Daddy, Baby? is entertaining and endearing...Lisa Pell has an incredible gift as a writer in developing characters... The characters are endearing and the writing is exceptional." http://fatherhood.about.com/od/adultchildren/fr/Whos-Your-Daddy-Baby-By-Lisa-Pell.htm