Author, Librarian, Creative Educator

Lisa Hayes-Minney, author, librarian, painter, writer.
Portrait by Tamara Hough

Lisa Minney is an Appalachian writer, painter, public librarian, and creative product producer. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from West Virginia Wesleyan and holds degrees in English, Journalism, and Liberal Arts.

Lisa is the editor and publisher of The Two-Lane Renaissance, and her creative work has appeared in Entropy MagazineGreenPrints MagazineMemoir Magazine, The 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, author, writer, publisher.
Photo by David Flores

Among her eclectic interests, Lisa collects manual typewriters, and views porch sitting as a viable hobby, and music as a necessity. She is a dedicated pen pal, reads multiple books at a time, and believes an Epsom salt bath is good for the body, mind, and soul.

Lisa lives with her husband and beloved pets on Memory Lane in rural 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 by subscribing:

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