Lisa J. Ivany was born and raised in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. She graduated from Gander Collegiate in June 1982. She furthered her studies in the Gander District Vocational School, successfully completing a stenography course in 1983.

She currently works full-time as a secretary in the Psychiatry Department of the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. In addition, she works part-time as an orthopedic executive assistant.

Writing poetry and stories has always been a passion of Lisa's, although she laid this aside when she started in the workforce. Fifteen years later her enthusiasm for writing was rekindled. Since then she has written 22 short stories and over 100 poems, with several poems and three feature articles having been published. She received her diploma from the Institute of Children's literature in 2002 for the successful completion of a course in writing for children and teens.

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"Christmas Memories"
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Christmas Memories of Newfoundland and Labrador is a treasure of the Christmas season. It is truly a book to be enjoyed year after year with its festive compilation of stories, poems, trivia and more. An added bonus is the delectable selection of successfully tasted recipes. A book to be enjoyed by all ages, Christmas Memories of Newfoundland and Labrador is a rare find indeed and could potentially become a family heirloom in many homes.