Lisa Hayes-Minney

Lisa Hayes-Minney
Portrait by Tamara Hough

Lisa Minney is an Appalachian author, artist, librarian, educator, and independent publisher. Lisa launched Stumptown Publishing, LLC. in 2007 and earned her MFA in Creative Writing in 2015. She also holds degrees in English, Journalism, and Liberal Arts and has a collection of certificates relating to education, mindfulness, personal and community development, and intuitive coaching.

Lisa served as editor and publisher of Two-Lane Livin’ Magazine for 10 years and her creative work has appeared in Entropy MagazineGreenPrints MagazineMemoir Magazine, The Hur HeraldThe Charleston AnvilDoveTales Magazine, and other publications. Her work also appears in “Mountains Upon Mountains: New Appalachian Nature Writing,” and “Feminine Rising: Voices of Power & Invisibility.”

Lisa Hayes-Minney
Photo by David Flores

Among her eclectic interests, Lisa collects manual typewriters, loves planning retreats & workshops and painting, views porch sitting as a viable hobby and music as a necessity. She is a dedicated pen pal, keeps secrets, reads multiple books at a time, and believes an Epsom salt bath is good for the body, mind, and soul. She enjoys movies that wrench your heart, driving with the windows down and the music up, chocolate milk, and research.

Lisa lives with her husband and beloved pets on Memory Lane in central West Virginia and has been writing for her regional audience for more than 30 years. She has served as director of Gilmer Public Library since 2017. You can follow her creative journey by visiting Two-Lane Renaissance and/or subscribing to her weekly email essays.

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