Longtime writer and award-winning journalist, Lisa Towles (who publishes under the name of Lisa Polisar) is a veteran technical writer and documentation manager with over 15 years of experience, as well as a multi-published fiction author and journalist. She uses her background in psychology and music to incorporate the marketing/public relations aspects of writing into her work. She lives in the Bay Area and is interested in speaking engagements and panels focused on creative writing, technical writing, technical documentation, storytelling, strategic planning, and/or personal brand/messaging.
Industry Expertise (3)
Training and Development
Writing and Editing
Areas of Expertise (3)
Published Mystery Author (professional)
Lisa is the published author of 4 commercially-available mystery novels - read more about them on her personal website: www.lisapolisar.com. This is ongoing and Lisa has been writing novels and short fiction for the past 20 years. Her work is widely published in literary journals and commercial magazines.
Author of Short Fiction (professional)
Lisa has had her short fiction widely published in a variety of literary journals, literary magazines, newspapers, and websites. Read more about her short fiction at www.lisapolisar.com
Award-winning Journalist (professional)
Lisa won two journalism awards in 2004 for her art reviews published in Crosswinds Weekly, a weekly arts and entertainment for which she was a regular contributor. When Lisa lived in New Mexico, she wrote for over 15 local publications, including features, profiles, art reviews, and book reviews. Her nonfiction articles have also been published in online magazine. She has also written technical articles for engineering magazines, including CONTROL.
University of Hartford/Hartt School of Music: Bachelor of Music, Music (Flute performance) and Psychology 1988
plus graduate credits in psychology
University of Exeter: None, Psychology and Music
Studied her ein 1989
- Mystery Writers of America
- Society for Technical Communication
- Author Appearance