Lisa Hayes-Minney is an author, teacher, and publisher. She also serves as director of Gilmer Public Library. Currently a regular columnist for her local newspaper as well, she has been writing professionally for 25 years.

Lisa’s creative work has appeared in Entropy MagazineGreenPrints MagazineMemoir Magazine, and Wonderful West Virginia Magazine. Her work has also been presented in The Hur HeraldThe Charleston AnvilDoveTales Magazine, and other publications.

Lisa’s writing recently appeared in two anthologies as well. “Mountains Upon Mountains: New Appalachian Nature Writing” is available from West Virginia University Press. “Feminine Rising: Voices of Power & Invisibility” can be purchased from Cynren Press. As an author, Lisa has also published several books.

Lisa launched Stumptown Publishing, LLC, in 2007, and earned her MFA in Creative Writing in 2015. In addition, she has degrees in English, Journalism, and Liberal Arts. She also has a large collection of certificates relating to library science and online education. In 2020, she became a part-time freelance professor, offering online courses for K-12 students at Outschool.com.

Lisa collects manual typewriters, sees porch sitting as a viable hobby, and yoga and music as necessities. She is a dedicated pen pal, she keeps secrets, and believes an Epsom salt bath is good for the body and soul. She enjoys adult coloring books, movies that wrench your heart, driving with the windows down, chocolate milk, and research.

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