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“Round The Twist is a memoir about being incredibly alive and deeply loved, crackling with detail, intensity, and wit. A balm for the soul, a love story in disguise.”

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Book Clubs and Personal Appearances

"You will be inspired by what can be accomplished through courage, tenacity, spirituality, and hope."

Where's Lisa?

April 20-21, 2024

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2024

University of Southern California

Stop by the Black Rose Writing Booth to meet Lisa and other BRW authors

July 28, 2024, 1-4pm

The Open Book, Woodland Hills, CA

Meet the Authors for a book reading and signing event.

Three Black Rose Writing Authors come together for this fun afternoon

Get updates on events and appearances by signing up for the mailing list.

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October 2024

The second installment in the "Abdominable Series" is set to launch this year!

Pre-order links will be available in September. 

While you wait, remember to sign up for the mailing list.

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Past Appearances

March 5-6, 2023

Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) Spring Public Policy Forum, Washington DC 

August 12, 2023 

Interview with author & speaker: Karen E Osborne in her web series: "What are You Reading? What are You Writing"

August 10-12, 2023

United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) annual conference, Houston TX, in person to sell advance copies of the book

August 31, 2023

"What are you Reading? What are you Writing?"

Interview with author Karen E. Osborne 

Watch Here

October 19, 2023

Survivorship Educational Dinner

Hosted by Providence St. Joseph's Hospital, Orange, CA

November 9, 2023

"Living Today: Mind, Body, and Spirit"

Retreat hosted by The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Providence St. Joseph's Hospital, Orange, CA

Are you in Los Angeles? Invite Lisa to your Book Club, Support Group, or Wellness Center to discuss her book Round the Twist: Facing the Abdominable after its release in September 2023

If you are interested in putting together a Live Event (Los Angeles) or by Zoom (nationwide), please contact Lisa.

Lisa's memoir chronicles her year with colon cancer, and includes the following topics appropriate for discussion:

  • Colon Cancer

  • Cancer Diagnosis before the age of 50

  • Power of Positive Thinking and Mental Health of Cancer Survival

  • Physical Fitness as a Tool for Coping with Cancer and its Treatments

  • Living with a Colostomy (specifically, with generalized mention of ileostomy)

  • Patient Advocacy

  • Doctor/Patient relationships

  • Chemotherapy and Radiation Survival

  • Cancer Screenings

  • Major Abdominal Surgery Recovery (colectomy, anastomosis, salpingo-oophorectomy, specifically)

Interviews & Podcasts

Read my recent interview with Award-Winning Author Joseph Lewis

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