"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" Dr. Suess
Lisa Daly is inspired by people who are more resilient than expected. She hopes to inspire others with her stories as well as entertain through scary, heartbreaking, and uplifting tales.
Even though she had a good childhood with supportive parents, she struggled with low self-esteem and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder as a child. When she read stories about people who overcame troubles, that gave her hope. She decided to help people and became a counselor. She enjoyed meeting people of all ages including children and teens and worked as a counselor for many years.
At a certain point in her life, she and her her husband looked into domestic adoption. They were blessed to be present at their daughter’s birth and continue gratitude to her birth mother for giving them the gift of parenthood!! Lisa always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom and fortunately it worked out financially for her to do just that. She recently returned to working at home part-time as a counselor online and she writes whenever she can.
They are lucky to have added to their family with a shih tzu who thinks she's a pit bull, named Charlie, a relaxed cat named Oliver (who loves to eat 5 meals a day if they let him) and the newest kitty, Thor. He is a lover and a fighter. Luckily, Oliver and Thor are pretty good buddies... most of the time.
Lisa Daly is an author, writer, and speaker. She won first place for her short piece, "A Walk in the Park" Young Adult Short Fiction category in the Oklahoma Writers Federation Contest. Her story, "Last Words" won Second Place in the WOW, Women on Writing Flash Fiction contest. Her poem, "Revival" appeared in the Writer's Digest 5th Annual Poetry Awards in its publication. Lisa's adult mystery novel, Mystery Ink: A Novel Way to Die, was published by Goldminds Publishing.
Lisa's current project is a middle grade contemporary novel set in Dodge City, Kansas with a working title, The Purple House of Secrets. Lisa is available for school visits to discuss writing with students.
Lisa finished a first draft of the sequel to The Purple House of Secrets in the NANOWRIMO 2020. It deals with how Mandy develops OCD.