Lisa K. Friedman is a writer and essayist living in Washington, D.C. Her essays appear in The New York Times, Huffington Post and other publications. She is the author of the novels Cruise to Retribution and Nothing to Lose. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook, and buy her books on Amazon here.



The Johns Hopkins University, M.A. Fiction Writing (2008)

The George Washington University, B.A. Literature (1982)


The New York Times
Huffington Post
The Writer Magazine
San Jose Mercury News
More Magazine
Washington Woman Magazine
San Francisco Magazine
Southern Humor
Annapolis Home


Cruise to Retribution (2010)
Nothing to Lose (2000)
Capital Baby, Resource Book (1990)
Birth Date Books series (1998) Andrews McMeel Publishing, six titles


Nominated: Best Essay, American Society of Journalists and Authors

First Prize for Humor Writing: DCJCC Literary Festival, 2008

Best Humor Writer: Erma Bombeck Center 2004


Writopia Lab – classes for young writers, ages 10-18

Johns Hopkins University – guest lecturer, nonfiction essay writing

Private Tutoring – Personal Essay, College Essay, Journaling, Writing for


Associate Fiction Editor, Potomac Literary Review

Publication Consultant, Telemachus Press

Marketing Director, F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.

Judge: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Keynote Speaker – Special Events