Lisa Towles is an award-winning crime novelist, speaker, and coach for novice writers and published authors. Her deep passions are writing stories and helping other authors on their journey. Lisa cares deeply about the topic of self-care FOR WRITERS and she speaks and writes about this frequently.
Lisa Towles has 6 mystery/thrillers in print and her 7th novel, Ninety-Five, will be published in November of 2021 by Indies United Publishing. Her 2019 thriller, The Unseen, was a Finalist in the Thriller category of the Best Book Awards by American Book Fest and her 2017 thriller Choke won a 2017 IPPY and a 2018 NYC Big Book Award for Thriller. Lisa’s published books include The Unseen, Choke, and the following titles published under her previous name, Lisa Polisar: The Ghost of Mary Prairie, Escape, Blackwater Tango, and Knee Deep. She is an active member and frequent Panelist/Speaker of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She has an MBA in IT Management and works full-time in the tech industry in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an inspiring business leader and a gifted content strategist.
Lisa is also a passionate graphic designer and video creator.