Lisa W. specializes in several topics including parenting, women's health, exercise, education, real estate, outdoor living, food, lifestyle, and travel.
Notably she has:
- Written detailed travel guides for 36 of the most traveled Caribbean islands
- Created a 650 page book on the genealogy of her family
- Had 2 novels and 3 short story collections published
- Wrote a dissertation on the state of horror fiction to complete her PhD in English
- Written and published admin and user manuals for a premier distance learning company
An avid reader, student, and educator, she understands the importance of diligent research. She is also a correspondent at a newspaper covering a variety of topics, an author with 2 novels and 3 short story collections published, and a professor teaching English and Sociology at a community college. Lisa W. is also a jewelry maker and instructor at a senior center.
Lisa W. enjoys reading horror and suspense fiction, arts and crafts, movies of all genres, jewelry making, exercise and fitness, and water activities. She is a proponent of feminine expression and rejuvenation and writes about these topics frequently.
Lisa W. completed her doctorate in the field of English. She created a body of work related to horror fiction as shown below:
Reviews the decline in horror fiction over the last 100 years and the impacts of technological advancements on that trend. Cinematic expression, the Internet, and handheld devices were explored, among other contributing factors.
Quiet/Psychological Horror Fiction Versus Gore/Splatter Horror Fiction, 2014
Review of the two sub-genres and their uses in genre and literary fiction.
Antagonists of Horror, 2013
A review of traditional antagonists of horror fiction. Compare historic and current depictions, as well as the evolution of their social impact.
Books Versus Movies, 2013
A review of the impact of fiction in written form versus visual form. Research conducted includes survey sampling and Internet, periodical, and text review.
Women in Horror Fiction, 2013
A review of the role of women in horror fiction, as both authors and characters. Women's literary contribution and impact studied over two hundred years.
African American Authors in Horror Fiction, 2013
A review of the contribution African American authors have made to horror fiction. Genre review and environmental influences on proclivity are analyzed, as well as cultural differences and the impact of such on perspectives on genre fiction.
Lisa W. completed the MBA program at Ashford University with a 4.0 G.P.A.
Lisa W. focused on Film Production in her Communications program.
Lisa W. is pursuing a Masters in Instructional Design and Technology.
Lisa W. is a world traveler and has been to Egypt, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, and many states within the United States. She was the travel blog writer for a travel website during 2013 and continues to write articles for several travel websites. In fact, she has written detailed travel guides for 36 of the most traveled Caribbean islands. She can write from a personal perspective, as well as a historical one - the fusion of the two makes for an interesting article.
She has written articles on local cuisine, interesting foods from all over the world, beaches, and tourist activities that have appeared in travel guides and in online and print media.
Lisa W. writes a weekly food column for a newspaper and has done so for 2 years. She is an avid home cook and enjoys trying new things. She then prepares articles and blog spots to share what she has learned.
Lisa W. writes a weekly garden column for a print newspaper and approaches the topic from various vantage points (interesting plants of the world, gardening 102, etc.).
Lisa W. excels at writing topics geared toward women. Recently she has worked on a series of empowering articles about women finding themselves as they enter different chapters of their life for local newspaper. Her approach to the topic is one of understanding and one of encouragement.
Lisa W. has written many fitness related articles, touching upon a wide range of topics. An avid home video exerciser who has done her time in the gym as well, Lisa understand what is needed to get fit and the time constraints that make this a challenge on a daily basis. She writes her articles from an encouraging perspective - less about form and nutrition and more about the mindset it takes to stay the course.
Lisa W. is a certified scuba diver and sun lover. She enjoys writing about the beaches of the world and other outdoor activities.
Lisa W. writes a Home and Garden column for a local newspaper that centers largely on hobby activities. She is a jewelry maker and instructs seniors on how to make various pieces at a local senior center. Lisa W. enjoys stretching the imagination of her readers by combining different styles to create interesting finished products such as combining Zentangle with pendant making. Lisa W. specializes in hobby and craft activities for both adults and children.
Lisa W. also enjoys genealogy. She has produced a 650 page book to chronicle her family history. The book includes images from the late 1800s, tombstone chalks, anecdotes, family trees, correlation of events with history, and interviews. She has taught a class to students that covered how to conduct and decipher research, logical hypothesis development, and investigative skills. It culminated with a field trip to the National Archives to conduct research on the Census records.
Lisa W. writes about parenting scenarios and experiences from a variety of perspectives. Her penchant for thorough research adds to the quality of these pieces. She approaches the topic from a position of commiseration and encouragement.
Lisa W. enjoys writing topics focused on the entertainment industry. As a former aspiring film producer (the focus of her undergraduate degree), Lisa W. keeps her finger on the pulse of entertainment and mainstream media. She produces informative, witty, and arresting articles that pique readers interests.
Lisa W. has written many articles on education and the impact of blended learning, as well as the merits of online education. Having completed a degree online and currently teaching courses online, she has unique insight into the challenges faced by both students and teachers.
Lisa W. has written several fashion and beauty articles geared towards caring for natural and processed hair, fashionable dressing without breaking the bank, and accessorizing with jewelry, handbags, and shoes.
Lisa W. has created many pieces on the art of crafting and DIY projects. She is a jewelry maker and scrapbooker as well, which aids her in understanding the intricacies of craft making. Because of her her technical writing background, she is able to create comprehensive step-by-step instructions for readers.
Lisa W. has written several articles about how to prepare for interviews, what to wear, and how to present oneself when interviewing for a job. She has also tutored individuals in a community center setting to the same end.
Lisa W. enjoys writing articles that empower people to make change in their lives. She writes home living article that teach people how to create new looks with their space, repurpose materials they already have, and think outside the box.
Lisa W. has an MBA with a focus in Organizational Leadership. She worked as a project manager for 17 years in the IT and Direct Mail industries and holds Network+ and IT Project Management+ certifications. Research documentation for her degree was completed in several areas of business including Accounting, Finance, Economics, Leadership, and Change Management. Lisa W. also completed partnering and business relationship white papers during the course of her tenure as a project manager.
Lisa W. has discussed such topics as divorce, emotional abuse, as well as dating ideas. Her versatility with this subject matter is impressive. Ideas are provided for date night between married couples. Dos and Don'ts in brand new relationships are also covered. She can write from all sides of the spectrum and will conduct research to ensure accuracy.
Lisa W. has written blogs in the parenting, lifestyle, fitness, and entertainment industries. Her ability to bring a topic full circle in an engaging manner and within a reasonable word count has been applauded by readers ad editors alike.
Lisa W. can create compelling social media snippets (posts) that will entice viewers to click. She specializes in producing leading posts that give jsut enough about the topic and business without being wordy and keyword stuffed. She has written Facebook posts for the travel, vehicle insurance, entertainment, and fitness industries.