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Lisa D.Gray

Lisa is a writer, curator, and social justice warrior who loves to cook and sees possibilities waiting to burst free in bubbles blown into air.


Her interests range from dancing (her first career goal: Rockette) to star gazing, and if an animal lived with her, it'd be a turtle.

She writes about the things that intrigue and perplex her and does it with humor and insight.


She earned an MFA from Mills College and completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center and a fellowship at The Fine Arts Works Center. Her work appears in the As Us Literary Journal. Mission at Tenth and the anthology New Haven Noir. She's a member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto and won an Edgar Award in 2019.

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 Lisa at the Bay Area Book Fest on May 4, 2019 where she will moderate the panel What Women Want  a lively roundtable of four writers with very different novels that address the question of “what women want” in provocative ways. In Aya de Leon’s series of feminist heist novels (latest is “Side Chick Nation”), feisty, sexy women rob the rich and protect the exploited. Finnish author Laura Lindstedt (“Oneiron”) depicts seven radically different women from around the world in a bardo after death, interacting by telling their stories. In “Open Me,” debut author Lisa Locascio has penned a beautifully written coming-of-age novel about a young woman discovering her sexual power. Tamsen Wolff’s “Juno’s Swans” tells a shattering story of friendship, love, and heartbreak between two women; it has been compared with the work of Elena Ferrante.