Lisa Dale Norton

About Lisa Dale Norton

Lisa Dale Norton is an author and memoir editor. She works on manuscripts with writing clients and teaches at conferences nationwide. She is passionate about layered writing structures that reflect the complexity of life, and about the transformative power of writing a memoir.

Lisa’s Books
Lisa wrote America’s go-to memoir writing book, Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir and the literary nonfiction story Hawk Flies Above: Journey to the Heart of the Sandhills, which won comparisons to the writing of Annie Dillard. Both books are published by St. Martin’s Press in New York.

Lisa at Home
Lisa lives in Santa Fe; Venice, Italy; and an 97-year-old writing cabin in the Western Sandhills. She reads, writes, advises clients, edits manuscripts, plays the piano, swims, and nurtures her beloved flower garden. Roses, columbine, iris, lilies, clematis, wisteria, and daffodils are just a few of her resident species. She is an avid traveler in Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy with the goal of absorbing as much language, culture, art and architecture as possible.

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The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

Dreams Do Come True

August 6, 2013 8:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Dreams Do Come True

Lisa Dale Norton   Dreams Do Come True August, 2013 “The key is perseverance, but also having a manuscript that... View Article