I am an accomplished freelance online article writer, published poet and short story writer who has been writing poems and short stories for nearly three decades. My poetry book, Echoes of My Soul, has been published and Casa de Snapdragon has entered my book in the Southwest Book Design awards competition and has nominated my book for the 2013 Pushcart Awards! Believe in yourself! One of my poems is included in the first anthology EBook by Poets Pages. Also, one my poems will be featured in Poet’s Pages anthology for the relief of the people of Japan. My first EBook of short form poems is also available from Poet’s Pages. I am a guest poet at JBStillwater Magazine where several of my poems are featured. My work has also been featured in several issues of All Things Girl and Poetic Monthly. My work has also appeared in Good Taste International and the now defunct online magazines Events Quarterly and The Persistent Mirage. My articles have appeared in Rewind the Fifties, YoNaturals and Southport Times.
I am also the Founder/Administrator of the growing online poetry community called Echoes of My Soul Poetry Forum. I am a member of several online writing communities including Poets Pages, Author’s Den, Write Sight and Poem Hunter.
Casa de Snapdragon Publishing LLC has published a collection of my poetry entitled Echoes of My Soul, A Collection of Poetry. One of my poems, "Christmas Morning," is featured in the wonderful book, "Holiday Word Gifts" by Janet K. Brennan.
Presently, I am at work on a memoir about my late father, a children's book, a collection of short stories and other various writing projects including ghostwriting many articles on various topics for several online companies. I reside in Ohio.
My favorite writers are Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Tennessee Williams, Lorraine Hansberry, and Langston Hughes. They gave and continue to give me great inspiration to reach for my dreams.
“I have a renewed deep sense of faith and I am passionate about writing. It is the soul of my existence. I believe words can and do heal the soul. With my words, I hope to inspire others and give others inspiration. Above everything else, I hope to give others courage to believe they can achieve their goals regardless of any circumstance or obstacle. My dreams echo within. I listen to them whisper and speak as I walk this poetic journey.” Lisa Arnold
My influences are far reaching. Music is a big influence on my work. I love powerful lyrics. Some of my favorite song writers are Scott Stapp and Bob Dylan. I am also heavily influenced by other writers such as Maya Angelou, Toni Morrisson, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Sylvia Plath and Langston Hughes. I am also influenced by every life and people's every day experiences.
A collection of my poetry entitled "Echoes of My Soul" will be published by Casa de Snapdragon Publishing in 2012. I am also working on a chapbook and short story collection for possible publication this year. My poem, "Christmas Morning" is included in the wonderful book, "Holiday Word Gitfs" by Janet K. Brennan which is now available for purchase.
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