About Me


Hello and welcome to my website. I am a writer, ghostwriter, editor and all-around wordsmith. I specialize in crafting memoirs and non-fiction books, and editing text in the fields of higher education, medicine, and for the professional futurist community. Being a creature in love with ideas and fond of research, I consider most any topic worth consideration.

Book Collaborations

I am the credited ghostwriter on the medical memoir, Backbone: The Life and Game-Changing Career of a Spinal Neurosurgeon, by renowned spinal neurosurgeon Volker K. H. Sonntag, M.D.ย  (Lisa Hagan Books May 2017).

I frequently collaborate with my futurist husband, Dr. Tom Lombardo, of the Center for Future Consciousness. I have edited five of his published books, countless articles for refereed and other academic journals, and all web content. I am co-author of his philosophical memoir Mind Flight: A Journey into the Future (2011).

Mind Flight Front Final Cover copy

Writing & Editing

My essays and book reviews have appeared in the journals Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education; Focus on Basics, Journal of Future Studies; Learning Tomorrow; World Future Society Anthology;ย  and Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanityโ€™s Quest for a Flourishing Earth, as well as in various online magazines. Articles I have edited have appeared in the above journals and in World Future Review, Educause, On the Horizon, World Affairs, The Journal of International Issues, and The Futurist. I am a published poet and author of the academic work, The Ontological Underpinnings of the Modern Utopia. I have blogged about memoir and other writing topics here and at my other blog, Memoir Crafter, since 2012.

Attentive Director

A few years back I took an online personality test called the Personal DNA. The results pegged me as an “Attentive Director,” which made sense. I like imposing order on structures, especially when it comes to written passages. I can’t resist scanning any written document for grammatical delinquencies.

I craft words and stories (from resumes to blog posts to web landing pages and full-length books and memoirs), provide editorial services, and offer project management on longer projects. I invite you to view the “Arizona Ghostwriter” and “Editing” pages to read more on the range of writing projects I can assist with.

I hold a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies (with what they used to call a minor in English) and a MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities.


I live in the Phoenix metro area with my husband and hundreds of cactus and count a storm rolling into the desert as one of the most aesthetically galvanizing forces on this planet.

Clouds Building Up




5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. What a wonderful new blog that reflects your intelligence, creativity and your “attentive direction”! I look forward to the flames that will illuminate from you and your digital home.

  2. Thanks for that first very encouraging comment Charli and forgive the delay. Still figuring out the configurations on this site! Your series on branding has been a great guide!

  3. Hello! I’m glad I’ve found you.. I’ve been keeping an eye out at Memoir Crafter and totally missed you had this marvelled site. Looking forward to keeping up more ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Lisa! “My bad” as they say. Memoir Crafter is my old blog. I tried to export the posts into my new one but couldn’t get it to work. I am so happy you found my current “abode”! And I look forward to your stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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