A 2003 Golden Heart Finalist and 2005 Holt Medallion Finalist, Lisa Manuel makes her home in South Florida with her husband. Living where it’s warm and sunny year-round requires lots of research for books set in chilly Great Britain, but Lisa calls that a labor of love. She finds inspiration in traveling, and several trips to the British Isles have certainly helped her develop a feel for craggy hills and windswept moors.
Lisa also indulges in hobbies that let her experience life from her characters’ perspectives. Shephard’s pie and traditional Christmas wassail are among her favorite recipes. On weekends you’ll often find her engaging archery in her backyard. A glimpse into her closet will reveal period costumes ranging from a medieval surcoat to a regency day gown. Lisa is also fairly adept at the folding, wrapping, and pinning of the Scottish great kilt.
Lisa recently served as vice president of her local RWA chapter, the Florida Romance Writers.