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I was born in March of 1963 as Lisa Schenk. I am the second eldest of seven.

I grew up in Michigan and went to Caro schools where I graduated in 1981. I began writing poetry when I was 16 and soon short novels followed.


In 1982 I met my husband, Lance Powell and we were wed in 1983. To this year, 2015 we have been married 32 years. I wrote my first big novel in 1985 (long hand) In the Mind of Misty, which still sits. Somehow I acquired an old yellow typewriter and spent many nights pounding away at the keys.

In 1987 our daughter was born.  She was a joyous addition to our family.  She was so small I was afraid to hold her. But the fears soon faded and the years moved quickly by.

In 1989 I got a call for a job offer doing construction for my step-dad. I am still there to this date.  People ask if I hold signs the answer is no, I actually do the physical task of concrete work.


In 2001 and in 2005 I had poems published in The International Library of Poetry.  My Love for You, dedicated to my husband and daughter.  Saying Good-Bye, dedicated to my eldest sister.

In 2003, twenty days after my 40th birthday, my eldest sister passed away from cancer, she was 42. We knew she was sick it was only a matter of time. I miss her dearly and often feel her pulling her little pranks on me.

In 2008 my daughter gave us a wonderful gift, a grandson.  He was born in the same month as his grandma and we are both Pisces. He was born at seven months and he struggled to survive. But he was a strong little guy and pulled through.

In 2012 I self-published my first book, Captured by Fate. With many trials and errors I put it out there for everyone to read. With the support of my husband, giving me the courage to do so, I have published more books. Still the nervousness and anticipation is there with every book. It seems you always see an error after it’s published.

I belong to several social Medias and work groups. In 2013 I joined my first NANO (National Novel Writing Month). I wrote Haunted Flames. I was excited about what I wrote and published this book. I am a contender as of this day.


In 2013 on my way home from work I get a call that my oldest brother has passed away.  I was not driving at the time thank goodness. This was a shock to all of us. Heart failure was the cause, he was 42. He passed on my youngest sister’s birthday.


As of today, December 2015 I have 7 published books and many in the making. I have three soon to be published. After my retirement, 2 years, I will be able to spend more time on my writing and get more of my work published. As of now I only have a couple months a year to really sit and write. Then the real work begins, editing.

My husband is my rock without him I would have never put that first book out there.



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