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