Biography

Lisa is pitching “Calamity Becomes Me” to literary agents, her kick-in-the-ass memoir about survival, told with insight, reflection and laugh out loud moments.

Lisa also publishes essays on the writing life, women who inspire her, and her love for horses. Her essays have been featured in Creative NonfictionHorse Network, Writer Advice, WOW! Women on Writing!Shark ReefHuffPost and the anthology Unmasked: Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty. She has written about her affinity for companion animals in a collection of essays entitled “Fur Kids and Other Tails: Essays on Love, Career, Writing, and the Creatures Great and Small Who Have Enriched My Life.”

In 2020, Lisa had the pleasure of serving as an EQUUS Film and Arts Festival team member and interviewed several artists to share their processes and inspirations with its global audience. She will be participating in November 2021’s Fest in the same capacity.

Lisa obtained her MBA from Babson College and was offered a full softball scholarship to Regis College in Weston, MA, where she earned a B.A. in Business Management. She also holds a Master Certificate in Reiki. In August of 2018, she was awarded a one-month writer’s residency at Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts Writer-in-Residency in Fairhope, Alabama. She lives near Boston, where she writes, bikes, hikes, and rides horses. You can contact her at lisa.demasi@gmail.com and follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Watch Lisa speak to EQUUS Film and Arts Fest producer Julianne Neal about her piece Who Says You Can’t Get Married at the Barn? which won first place for personal essay at the EQUUS Film & Arts Fest 2020.