Lisa Gouldy is a passionate writer and reader of stories that stretch the imagination and reveal important truths about the world around us. Trained as an attorney, Lisa moved from the legal world into the literary one nearly a decade ago in search of stories less constrained by reality. The literary community in Seattle welcomed her in, and Lisa connected with writers everywhere from coffee shops to Hugo House, from PNWA to SCBWI, from conferences to critique groups. Assisting others with their writing journeys, it turned out, was as much fun as creating her own. As an intern with the Corvisiero Literary Agency, Lisa looks forward to guiding writers through the publishing process the way she once helped clients access the courts.
Lisa loves stories with memorable characters and fast-paced plots that keep her guessing. In adult fiction, she devours upmarket and literary titles with complex protagonists, and has a special hunger for stories with speculative elements. Her sweet spot is a novel with a world much like ours, but with fantasy, sci-fi, or dystopian additions that illuminate real-life issues in a unique way. In children’s literature, Lisa particularly enjoys middle grade fantasy and young adult novels with a speculative bent.
Lisa's Favorite Books
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
- The Magicians by Lev Grossman
- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
- The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
- All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
- The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro