A native Virginian, Lisa Oliver Monroe lives in Richmond with her sons, Mark and Eric. She grew up across the York River from Williamsburg in rural Gloucester County. The water is a main focus of her childhood memories, and she recalls many family boating excursions to isolated York beaches to swim, picnic and search for shells and arrowheads.
Lisa has primarily made her living as a writer. She’s worked as a weekly newspaper reporter and photographer, managing editor, technical editor, fact-checker, proofreader, graphic designer and high school teacher.
She’s published numerous articles on topics ranging from business and healthcare to entertainment and art. Her writing has appeared in regional magazines like Virginia Living, Richmond GRID, Sports Backers Quarterly, Advance for Nurses (Virginia, D.C., Maryland edition) and Boomer. Lisa received a news photography award from the Virginia Press Association, and was recognized by the Richmond chapter of the American Business Women’s Association in 2007 for focusing on positive community news as an editor.
Lisa is interested in preserving nature and history, and she firmly believes everyone has a story to tell. In her spare time, she likes to read, write and explore new restaurants, foods, wines and experiences.
Books by Lisa Monroe
"Williamsburg: With Jamestown and Yorktown, America's Historic Triangle"