Lisa studied Russian Language & Literature at SSEES, University of London, followed by an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She taught at the Norwich School of Art & Design and the UEA for many years and still teaches online creative writing courses for universities Oxford, York and East Anglia. She currently lives in the mountains of the Algarve, where she also runs workshops. Her writing is mainly published by Montanha Books www.montanhabooks.com - an independent publisher aiming to promote writing and writers in Portugal. Some of her work has been translated into German and Portuguese.
As well as fiction, she has written travel articles and the Writing Fiction Workshop - a step-by-step guide to writing short fiction.