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Lisa Meltzer Penn '82 - Award Winning Published Author

Lisa Meltzer Penn writes layered, lyrical fiction that explores the ways landscapes, both exterior and interior, seduce us. Her short fiction and creative non-fiction has appeared in multiple Fault Zone anthologies, Travelers Tales: Spain and other literary publications, won awards, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her novel The Siren Dialogues, literary fiction with a twist of magical realism, is complete and ready for publication.

Lisa is founding editor of the Fault Zone anthology series for the California Writers Club San Francisco Peninsula branch, where she is Immediate Past President, active on the board, and 2013 recipient of the prestigious Louise Boggess Award. A former New York editor of bestselling middle grade and young adult fiction, Lisa is known for digging into the bones of a story to bring out the best in it. She currently lives by the San Francisco Bay with her family, and is at work on fiction and memoir projects.

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