About Lisa Maggiore

Lisa Maggiore is the author of a children’s picture book, Ava the Monster Slayer: A Warrior Who Wears Glasses , a fiction short story, Pinterest Saved My Marriage, and a fiction novel, Home from Within.  Lisa's currently revising a YA novel about Tin, a black Amerasian who survives the fall of Saigon and comes to America to find his father. She also fine-tunes her storytelling skills during Live Lit performances. Lisa resides in Chicago, where she grew up, with her husband and four children. Lisa loves to travel, watch "Da Bears" and be silly with her family. For the past 20 years, she was a social worker, which has helped in her writing about tragedy and love.

 

Website: lisamaggiore.com

Lisa Maggiore’s Books

Ava the Monster Slayer: A Warrior Who Wears Glasses

Don’t underestimate Ava just because she’s “cute” and wears “adorable glasses”—she’s really a fierce monster slayer. And when her beloved Piggy is left in the dryer in the basement, Ava knows she’ll have to face the ferocious monsters lurking in the dark if she wants to rescue her favorite stuffed animal.

Home from Within

It’s the fall of ’82, and Jessica Turner has finally been set free, entering a public high school after being homeschooled. But her mother wears a frown and her father wears his Colt .45s, with a warning: no dating allowed. Seeking warmth, Jessica finds herself in a secret relationship with bad boy Paul Peterson. When… [Read More]

Pinterest Saved My Marriage

When Jack learns his marriage is in trouble, he turns to his wife’s Pinterest boards to help save it.

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