As a four-time author and thirty-year book publishing executive, Lisa Fitzpatrick’s print, film, and audio experience ranges from small presses to environmental initiatives and global brands in feature film and television. In addition to writing/co-authoring/ghostwriting four books showcasing global IP (including AVATAR, Men in Black, and SHREK), she packaged the first fully authorized (and illustrated) directorial biography of Clint Eastwood for Abrams Books (foreword by Stephen Spielberg, preface by Morgan Freeman, sponsor: Technicolor).

Having managed both lines of publishing and world-wide franchises, she’s also identified and developed hundreds of non-fiction titles for the book trade in both digital and print formats—from digital-only novellas and audio courses to dozens of heavily illustrated art, photo and children’s books. She’s assisted in the career development of numerous first-time authors and has had the opportunity to work with a broad variety of artists, from celebrated filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and independent creatives to non-profits and media-driven organizations as a co-writer, ghost writer, book doctor, developmental editor, and book packager.

She's recently received the University of Chicago Graham School Editing Certificate (2022) and has partnered with a tech entrepreneur to develop a series of AI-driven apps .

Other Works

  • Men in Black Films: The Official Visual Companion

  • CLINT EASTWOOD: Master Filmmaker at Work

  • The Making of AVATAR

  • Dreamworks SHREK: The Art of the Quest