Hi. I’m Lisa, a freelance writer in Oakville, Ontario. I studied journalism at College of the North Atlantic and several of my articles were selected for the school paper, Kicker. I was a past contributor to Examiner.com and recently started a travel blog, Say ”Eh” And Farewell (during a pandemic when I couldn’t travel anywhere – I’m nothing if not optimistic).
I love exploring new places, throwing my knapsack into my van and driving off alone with no timetable or deadline. My last big trip was a 10-day road trip from Ontario to Prince Edward Island in 2019. Then the pandemic hit; I’m hopeful I will be able to start travelling again this year.
My main interests are travel, politics, conservation, art, history, anthropology, cooking and dogs. I placed 8th in a Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition for my story “Last Requests” (published in their collection) and 4th in their Annual Competition for my magazine article, “Even the Food Bank is Broke.”
A graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto, I have a B.A. in Administration and Information Management, and Legal Secretary and Basic Cook diplomas. I don’t have my journalism diploma; although I finished the course I wasn’t able to do my internship at that time, which I need to graduate.