I was raised to be a nice girl in New Jersey, which means, contrary to stereotype, I have standards of behavior. For example, I only have sex with someone I’m in love […]
Lisa Lanser Rose
I’m Lisa Lanser Rose, (aka. Elisabeth Rose), founder of The Gloria Sirens, member of the board of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, co-director of the Other Words literary conference, and writing coach.
I’m the author of the memoir, FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG, (Harmony Books), and the novel, BODY SHARERS (Rutgers University Press). I got my BA at West Chester University and an MA and an MFA at Penn State. BODY SHARERS placed among the finalists for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. Recent honors include winner of the 2016 Briar Cliff Review Nonfiction Award, finalist for the 2017 Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, winner of the 2013 Florida Review Editor’s Award, and a Best American Essays 2015 Notable Essay.
I foster herding dogs and train my Border Collies Mick (Trick Dog Champion) and Maisie (Advanced Trick Dog). I’m an AKC CGC Evaluator and a Certified Trick Dog Instructor at the Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club. Dogs are love, so dogs are all you need.
Kari O’Driscoll’s piece, “When Girls Make Noise,” at The Manifest-Station caught my attention when I was busy with something else, almost as if it interrupted. I loved the title, and the first line spoke […]
These days, they let anybody vote. Felons, zombies, bitches, anybody. Just look at them. So they might as well let me vote. I love the ladies. Nobody respects the ladies more. In fact, I go […]
This post articulates well the uneasy feeling many women have that they have met Donald Trump before.
Fostering a dog can be scary. When you welcome the dog, you also welcome the tiny creatures stowed away inside, warriors in a Trojan Horse. Rescue dogs are often so stressed and malnourished that their immune […]
Sometimes when working on a personal essay or memoir we flood the engine of our prose. We’re trying hard to be as authentic, accurate, and open as possible, so we include everything remotely significant. The forward […]
This Saturday I’m teaching a creative nonfiction workshop in which we’ll make our readers shiver. Suspense has got to be the biggest challenge to my daily work as a memoirist, but writing suspenseful prose has also […]
by Lee Lynch So here I am, trying on men’s dress pants for the Golden Crown Literary Society Awards ceremony, and I keep thinking of the photos of our people in Orlando. […]
With events like this literary pub crawl, Wordier tries “to engage new readers, people who wouldn’t typically go to a literary event, and show them there are local authors out there that […]
you’re between the ages of 15 and 85 and feel you’re in your prime dog-rearing years. you think soccermoms and helicopter parents who put their children first are slackers. you’re more on top of your […]