The Author

The short info:

Lisa Girolami is an author with Bold Strokes Books and her novels include Love on Location, The Pleasure Set, Run to Me, Jane Doe, Fugitives of Love, Cut to The Chase, The Heat of Angels, and The 45th Parallel, as well as contributions to short story anthologies. 

The longer stuff:

Lisa Girolami is currently a Director and Executive Producer for Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI), the design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company, responsible for the creation and construction of Disney theme parks worldwide. Her projects included The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the pre show films at Disney Hollywood Studios, the Aladdin Virtual Reality attraction at EPCOT, new magic renovations for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Alice in Wonderland at Disneyland, the redesign of Paradise Pier and Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure, and the current Avatar project at Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World.

Since 1979, previous positions within the entertainment industry included Motion Picture Production Executive, at Disney, Touchstone, and Buena Vista Pictures (Good Morning, Vietnam; Roger Rabbit; Honey, I Shrunk The Kids; Dead Poet’s Society, Three Men and a Baby; Ruthless People; Outrageous Fortune; The Color of Money; Adventures in Babysitting; D.O.A.; Tough GuysFlight of the Navigator; Ernest Saves Christmas; Can’t Buy Me Love; and Down and Out in Beverly Hills); Production Manager, Assistant Director and Production Coordinator on various film and TV projects including The Terminator; Critters; Re-Animator; Just Like Magic; Summer’s End, and Philip Marlowe; Show Producer for Seuss Landing, one of the themed islands at Universal’s Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios Escape in Orlando; and Creative Director for the Los Angeles County Fair Association.

Ms. Girolami received both her Bachelor of Arts degree and Masters in Psychology from the California State University, Long Beach. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

She also is a board member of the Lambda Literary Foundation.

She happily resides with her wife in Long Beach, CA. where they share their abode with cats Pierre, Penelope, Jersey and Mama Kitty; a dog named Tessa; and Clyde, the desert tortoise.

LisaG.300dpi  The back cover pic. Probably time to change it.

DSCN1311 Speaking at the Saints and Sinners Convention.

DSCN2221  Group hug from Xenia Alexiou, Kim Baldwin, and Lynda Sandoval.

DSCN2087  With the boss, Alpha Rad.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  In  a gay bar in Antwerp with Kim Baldwin.

KG Georgia Lisa Karin 2  At a Golden Crown Literary Convention with three of my idols – KG MaGregor, Georgia Beers and Karin Kallmaker. Wow.

DSCN2169   Reading from and discussing The Pleasure Set at the        Palms Springs Library.

DSCN2300  Reading at the Bold Strokes Literary Festival.

LB Book Signing4  The always awesome Long Beach Barnes and Noble sponsored a reading.

IMG_3340  Talking fiction, poolside, at Casitas Laquita.

DSCN2422 A night on the town with five AMAZING woman – from left: Elaine Mulligan, Carsen Taite,  Lee Lynch, Anne Laughlin, and Lucy Jane Bledsoe.

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