Lisa Ellison is an editor, writing coach, and speaker with an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a background in mindfulness. She has spent the last two decades helping clients and students turn difficult experiences into art and currently teaches courses in memoir, creative nonfiction, and mindful writing practices. Her life story and essays have appeared on NPR’s With Good Reason and in HuffPost, Hippocampus Literary Magazine, Kenyon Review Online, Huffington Post, and The Guardian, among others.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2015 Virginia Quarterly Review Scholar and Selected Reader 2018 Machigonne Fiction Award Finalist, The New Guard Review, for "A Bit of Heaven" 2019 Remember in November Contest Finalist, Hippocampus Literary Magazine, for "The Death Sonny"