About Me

Lisa Maloney in Ohio

I got into self-publishing at an early age — about six years old. My mother still has the cookbook I made for her on wide-rule paper; it contains such masterpieces as “How to Make Green Beans.” (Spoiler alert: Green food coloring is involved.) The industry was saved, for a while anyway, when my interest briefly switched to becoming a professional hobo. But I still couldn’t stop writing.

Technology changed around me as I obsessively typed up all the stories that came into my head, first on a typewriter, then a word processor, then a personal computer. I studied mathematics at the University of Alaska, Anchorage; I worked as a personal trainer; I climbed and hiked myself silly in this glorious land that is Alaska; and I wrote. Eventually all those childhood proclamations of “I’m going to be a writer one day!” caught up to me, and I started moonlighting as an outdoors columnist for the Anchorage Press in 2005. I took the plunge into full-time freelancing in 2008.

Nowadays I combine the biggest loves of my life through health, outdoors and fitness writing — but my greatest pleasure remains learning something new every day. I love the process of relating to new ideas, then helping readers do the same. Contact me if you’d like to put that passion to work for you.


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