LISA CATHERINE HARPER is the award-winning author of A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood and, with Caroline M. Grant, the co-editor of The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat.
She is currently the Senior Managing Editor of Spoonwiz, Inc.
Lisa’s writing has appeared widely in journals and anthologies including Babble, Poetry Foundation, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, The Children’s Book Review, Glimmer Train, Offsprung, Gastronomica, Literary Mama, Mama, Ph.D., and Lost.
She holds an undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing from Princeton University and studied fiction writing and American literature at the University of California, Davis. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing & Ph.D. in English with a designated emphasis in feminist theory and research.
Lisa has taught courses in creative writing and literature widely in the San Francisco Bay Area, most recently as adjunct professor and core faculty in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco. She’s taught writing and literature at UC Davis, California State University, Hayward, and has several years of experience teaching writing to grade school children.
Lisa has over a decade of experience coaching, editing, and consulting on manuscripts and is available for one-on-one work. Please contact her directly for information on services and rates for manuscript consultation, editing and proofreading services, writing coaching, and essay development (including college essays). She works with all ages, from grade school to adult.
In 2008, With Caroline M. Grant, Lisa co-founded the website Learning to Eat, where they write about what they feed their families and why. The website was developed into the anthology, The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage.
She currently lives with her husband, Kory Heinzen, a visual development artist at PDI/Dreamworks, and their two children in the San Francisco Bay area. She’s a Managing Editor at the start-up food site, Spoonwiz and is working on a new book about family life in post-millenial California.
Lisa is represented by Elizabeth Evans at Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.
Please contact her in the usual ways.
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