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Hello, everyone!

My name is Lisa, and I hail from south Jersey (not to be confused with North Jersey where they actually do say "Joisey"). I'm forty-something and have been writing in one capacity or another since I could first string words together to form a sentence.

Writing has been the one true constant in my life, and has emotionally seen me through some rather rocky times, but it did not become a full-time endeavor for me until this past year. I had already been going through some major changes in my life and finally decided to take the plunge and given myself permission to follow my passion.

It hasn’t been an easy road. Two and a half years ago I was in a twenty year marriage that I thought was a good one. I had a “safe” job that allowed for a bit of creativity amongst the endless office politics. I wrote part-time as a sideline business, and I lived in the same community I grew up in surround by “friends” I had known for years. Then I ended my marriage out of neccesity and my world imploded.

I was thrust into so many changes that it is a wonder that I didn’t wind up getting fitted for a straight jacket! I moved to a new town with absolutely nothing but my personal possessions since my ex and I had been living with my elderly former mother -in- law for years. The “friends” whom I had considered family, became strangers, and my “safe” job turned into a constant battleground.

Slowly I overcame the shellshock and began the process of starting over (not a simple task…especially at my age). I made my little apartment into a home, tentatively started to make new friends, found new hobbies and interests (I've become addicted to golf!), and, last April, chucked my “safe” job, and all of the constant BS that went with it, to pursue my writing career.

Now, here I am, a bit over a year later and loving every day of my new life. Not that it hasn’t been a struggle. There are months when I’m “robbing Peter to pay Paul” or picking up odd jobs just to make ends meet, but I’m living my life on my terms; you can’t put a price tag on that!

If you have made it this far into my post, thank you for reading my ramblings. I’m sure you now know more about me than you really wanted (or needed) to! I look forward to getting to know all of you and learning the ins and outs of the site.

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