Lisa Hayes-Minney is an author, teacher, spiritual coach, and publisher. 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, online education, and spiritual coach.

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, paint-by-number, movies that wrench your heart, driving with the windows down, chocolate milk, and research.

Lisa lives with her husband, tabby cat, and beagle on Memory Lane in central Appalachia, and has been writing for the West Virginia audience for more than 25 years. You can follow her creative spiritual process by subscribing to her weekly email essays.

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