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.


Lisa_BWLisa’s writing has appeared widely in journals and anthologies including the New York Times, 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.

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.

Lisa is represented by Elizabeth Evans at Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.

Please contact her in the usual ways.


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