Lisa Hale


4032 JFSB


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Teaching Experience

The foundation of good writing is good thinking. This is prerequisite to developing any written work.

All quality writing is the same (basically) in that it effectively leads a reader through a meaningful or useful progression. By learning how to clearly direct a reader, a writer can create writing that transforms a reader.

Focus on the process of writing and practical strategies for negotiating any writing situation—from recipe writing to argumentative pieces to creative writing.



Psychology—writing as healing; memory; mind-body connection

Trauma and how that informs personal identity and narrative


Children’s and young adult literature—current project: middle-grade literary concept novel exploring grief, co-authored, at final major revision stage; middle-grade literary concept novel exploring perception, co-authored, at the development stage

Creative writing—nonfiction emphasis at present

Publication process

Selected Publications

SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)
UT/ID Chapter; The Alan Review: Spider; Highlights for Children; Pockets Devotional Magazine; Fun for Kids collection of magazines

Represented by Dunow, Carlson, & Lerner Agency



Work with students to overcome their writing anxiety, improve their writing and writing skillset

Citizenship assignments

Have served as a reader on various honors thesis defenses