About Lisa

The many faces of lisa_part2

As time goes by and you’re getting older and stuff like that—getting older sucks. You know, I hear all this crap about, ‘Oh, you can age with dignity.’ Really? —Mickey Rourke

Lisa lives in Newton, Massachusetts with her partner Dennis, cat Charlie, and dog Sabrina. She lives to eat (pasta), drink (Ketel martinis), and write (memoir, personal essay). The order of preference fluctuates. She considers Massachusetts her home, but has lived in Connecticut, Vermont, New York State and two other planets called Wyoming and Arizona. She earned a B.A. from Regis College and an MBA from Babson College, and holds a Master certificate in Reiki.

Lisa has just handed over a book-length collection of personal essays entitled Love and Blood Are the Color Red to her editor [March 2017]. She can be reached at lisa dot demasi at gmail dot com.

Publications:

Anthologies:

  1. The Kickass Formula that Restored My Libido (Unmasked, Women Write About Sex & Intimacy After Fifty, print, 4/17)
  2. Grievances (Vine Leaves, print, 5/17)

Literary journals:

  1. Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Gravel, 12/16)
  2. T-boned (Gravel, 12/16)
  3. Forgive Me (Slippery Elm, print, 12/16)
  4. What More Is There to Ask? (Foliate Oak, 9/1/16)
  5. Becoming Our Fathers (East Bay Review, 2/23/16)
  6. The Subversive Writer (Shark Reef, 7/9/14)

Media Outlets:

  1. Not Having Children Was My Perfect Path (Fiftiness, 12/16)
  2. The Secret to Doing What You Love (The Artist Unleashed 9/14/16; HuffPost 3/27/15)
  3. The Kickass Formula That Restored My Libido (HuffPost 2/24/16; Rebelle Society 4/28/15)
  4. My Dear Friend, the Dirty (HuffPost 1/22/16; Elephant Journal, 12/7/14)
  5. She, Mother. Me, Daughter. (Huffpost 2/8/16; Elephant Journal, 1/16/15)
  6. What the Wrong Job Can Teach You (HuffPost 1/8/16)
  7. What Happened When I Performed Reiki on My Conservative Mother (Elephant Journal, 1/26/15)
  8. Why Regret Is So Deliciously Fun (HuffPost 1/15/16; Midlife Boulevard 8/7/15)

One response to “About Lisa

  1. Nice to meet another Reiki person and an animal lover! My little rescue dog gets daily Reiki. 🙂 Warm wishes-Julie

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