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 also 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.

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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. (Teach your dog some tricks with me at “Mick’s Tricks” and please subscribe!)

You can read some of my work online:


“This is a Test: A Personal Essay in Six Dissociative Acts.” Atticus Review.
“Shark Week.” Tampa Review Online.
Liking Mike.” Ascent Literary Journal. (This essay is a personal favorite.)
“His Apple Pie.” Word Riot. (Hear me read this four-minute piece.)
Born-Again Anthropologist” made Honorable Mention in the 2014 Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. Apparently, it’s “a very funny essay about the dating scene.”
“The Evolution of the Canine Race.” Mount Island Magazine.
“The Poet and Pajama Man.” Superstition Review.
Casey and the African.” Ducts Webzine of Personal Stories
“How to Love a Buzzard.” Sugar Mule Literary Magazine: Women Writing Nature.

My work is represented by Fine Print Literary Management.

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