Short stories are more than stories that are short.

They are an obsession.

The short story demands that you absorb your reader’s attention, alter their state, and say goodbye in less space than a novel requires to begin.

Meet an editor who secretly believes that novels are just unedited short stories.


Delve into short fiction with me!

Writing is a lonely business. Gain perspective, inspiration and skills by sharing your work.


 Work with me to prepare your short story, collection, or anthology for submission or publication. 


Learn to accurately self-evaluate your work, structure your revision process, and complete your rewrite.


Dig into the revision process and exchange feedback with a small group of fellow short story writers.

What authors are saying . . .

Before I began coaching sessions with Lisa, I had published a few things but wanted to make my writing as good as it could be. Lisa is knowledgeable and patient. She will give you as much help as you can handle, but no more. Since taking the coaching lessons, I’ve learned too many things to list here and am happily anticipating more.

Kirk KD McDougall

“Three Supers Walk Into a Bar” (TBD)

Working with Lisa was a great experience. I did learn from her more than from most of my books on the craft of writing. Her feedback on my work was thorough and efficient. I implemented all her suggestions and she made my work shine. I sincerely recommend her services.

Margarita Escobar

“A Casual Encounter” (TBD)

Working with Lisa really helped my deepen my understanding of the many aspects of creating a piece of writing. I experienced her as an insightful teacher and guide and valued the honesty of her approach. I was also awed by her thoroughness. I would recommend her without hesitation to someone seeking an editor.

Gabriole Sinclaire

The Black Statue  (TBD)

Lisa provided thoughtful, specific, and helpful critical feedback on my writing. She has the ability to see directly to the heart of the work and provide suggestions that invariably lead to making for a better story. Her feedback on my manuscript was insightful and efficient; I accepted all of her recommendations and believe I have much better book than I would have had without her input. Every author needs an editor, and every editor should be a Lisa!

Margie Taylor

Rose Adams  (2023)