Lisa Fugard was born in South Africa and came to the United States in her late teens. After working in the theater, performing in New York, London and South Africa, she turned her attention to writing. Her short fiction has been published in Story, Outside and literary magazines, while her many travel articles, essays and book reviews have been published in the New York Times.

Her acclaimed first novel, Skinner’s Drift, published in the USA, UK and South Africa, was named a notable book of 2006 by the New York Times, was also a finalist for the LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and the runner-up for the 2007 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly lauded that, "Fugard captivates with this searing personal portrayal of the legacy of apartheid.” The Los Angeles Times Book Review called it a, "frighteningly good novel (that) looks at this historic turmoil without wincing or turning away.”  She is currently at work on her second novel.

Lisa is passionate about the writer’s craft and her new ebook 21 Days To Awaken The Writer Within is now available.  As a freelance editor she has worked on a variety of books including Burning Desire, Dharma God and the Path to Recovery by Kevin Griffin,  A Cure For Emma by Julie Colvin, and the cyberpunk romance Wired by Liz Maverick.

She co leads exclusive writing retreats through Wellness and Writing Retreats  and teaches in the San Diego area.  She also leads online workshops.   Please check the classes page for more details.

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