Lissa is available for keynotes, lectures and workshops. Some of her most popular are Query 911, Discover Your Story and Unpack Your Story.  

Her keynotes highlight her story of going from a writer hoping to get published to reaching readers across the globe, and the steps she took to reach far beyond her goals.


The talks focus on writing and cover topics like diversity. The lessons learned are applicable to anyone with a dream.


Above, Lissa giving a keynote to the Children’s Literature Council on the subject of diversity in general and being Hapa in particular. 


These talks can be with or without a PowerPoint presentation.



One of the Discover Your Story workshops.

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She asks questions that each student answers for themselves about their manuscripts. Sharing is always optional. The students’ answers lead them immediately to a deeper connection to their characters and their story. We have many “aha” moments in these classes.

IMG_3557Another popular class is Query 911, How to Write a Proper Query that can interest your dream agent. Everyone walks out with a better query.


Unpack Your Story – a lecture on rewriting — how to work on a macro level and a micro level. How unpacking can make the difference between a passable scene to a dynamic, memorable one.



Another Discover Your Story Workshop. I always love it when that moment comes when a student just blurts out, “My mind is blown!”
Whether it is a workshop for writers, or a motivational talk for the general public, Lissa loves sparking the imagination of her audience and inspiring them to achieve their dreams.

Contact her here if you would like more information about fees and how to arrange to have Lissa come speak at your conference or retreat or book a private or semi-private session.