About Lisa Lin


Lisa has been an avid romance reader and fan ever since wandering the aisles of her local bookstore and got a hold of her first Nora Roberts novel at the age of 13. She's been hooked ever since. Lisa loves that a good romance has the power to inspire, uplift, and empower women.


After finishing one historical romance manuscript, she's let her penchant for snark and sarcasm run wild and is currently working on the second book in the series. Occasionally, she enjoys dabbling with contemporary romance in her spare time. No matter what the genre, Lisa believes in writing light and funny books because as far as she's concerned, real life has enough drama, stress, and angst already.


Lisa grew up in Pennsylvania, helping out at her parents' restaurant, which is why she never bothered to learn to cook (and is only mediocre at best). She has two liberal arts undergraduate degrees and a J.D. In her former life. She was an intern then Legislative Assistant for a PA State Representative, and a paralegal at a boutique law firm. She is a politics junkie (The West Wing is her absolute favorite show), indulges in naps whenever possible, and believes Netflixing in her pajamas by herself and ordering take out qualifies as the perfect weekend. She is also way too addicted to social media, especially Twitter (tweet her @laforesta1!)

Lisa is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan at Handspun Literary.

My top 10 favorite things


1. Strawberry shortcake.

2. Spain.

3. A good glass of wine.

4. Comfy pair of sweats.

5. Spending quality time with friends.

6. Amazon one-click (though it can be very dangerous too).

7. Great period dramas and cheesy rom-coms.

8. Fried rice and dumplings (my version of comfort food).

9. Opera (I saw Carmen at the Met. It was my high school graduation present.)

10. Sushi.

   About Lisa Lin