Author Bio

The professional bio . . .

Lisa Ahn writes literary fiction with threads of magical realism. Her short fiction has appeared in QuiddityPANK, Limestone, Toasted CheesePrick of the Spindle, and Spectra Magazine. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

She has also published creative nonfiction in Hippocampus Magazine, Literary Mama, Mamapedia, Writer Unboxed and Real Zest. She earned her PhD in English Literature and has published literary criticism in the journals Criticism, Texas Studies in Language and Literature, and Twentieth Century Literature. A complete list of her recent publications can be found here.

AHN Lisa

The quirky bio . . .

My life is a bucket of stories. Stories fill my pockets, tumble from my coffee cup, and jump like frogs into the stream.

I am a mom of two lovely young mischief-makers. I also homeschool, which means I spend a lot of time learning strange and interesting facts with my kids. (Did you know that Attila the Hun died of a nosebleed? Seriously.) My days are a jumble of snacks and science projects, math facts and maps, piano lessons and library raids, tutus, crayons — and words. I write in snitched time, but I always write.

I read a lot. My best childhood memories are set in bookstores with my dad. At age five or six, that meant armfuls of Little Golden Books. Now, it means armfuls of everything. Check out my Goodreads page to see what’s on my mind.

I’m happiest at home with my kids, my husband, our three cats and our crazy dog Mocha. He likes to steal socks. Aside from writing and reading, I love coffee and any kind of chocolate. I’m a terrible cook, mostly because I can’t help “adjusting” every recipe. If I had to feed myself, I’d just eat peanut butter straight from the jar. It’s better that way.