Lisa Pasold is a Canadian writer and journalist. Her most recent ebook is THE BOOK OF CAKES written in a single Labour Day Weekend, and set in Finn Slough, British Columbia.
Her latest book of poetry is ANY BRIGHT HORSE, which was nominated for the 2012 Governor General’s Award. The book alternates between the story of Marco Polo and that of a contemporary dancer, living life on tour in today's mad travelling world. Lisa's first book of poetry WEAVE, was hailed as a masterpiece by Geist Magazine. Her second book of poetry, A BAD YEAR FOR JOURNALISTS, was nominated for an Alberta Book Award. The Globe and Mail called this new poetry collection "critical, darkly funny and painstakingly lyrical."
Her debut novel, RATS OF LAS VEGAS, was described as "enticing as the lit-up Las Vegas strip and as satisfying as a winning hand at poker" by The Winnipeg Free Press. And Freefall described the book as "the incredible experience of being told a story rather than reading a book. As if reading a fairy tale, you are pulled into Millard's world, and it is a world so compelling that you can't bring yourself to leave."
Lisa is also the host of Discovery World's TV program "Paris Next Stop" a travel show about Paris. Each episode focuses on a single Paris neighbourhood, starting with a metro stop.. Lisa creates walking tours inspired by research for her books. She has led walks all over Paris, investigating the lives of artists & writers throughout the centuries in the City of Light.
As a journalist, Lisa has published articles in newspapers and magazines such as The Globe and Mail, The Chicago Tribune, The National Post, Billboard Magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle. She has also written for guidebooks such as Fodor's, Time Out, and Michelin.
Lisa leads annual workshops on writing poetry and writing family history/memoir. She has taught Poetry with Classical Pursuits summer workshops in Toronto, taught Creative Writing at the American University in Paris, led Community Writing workshops for the Paris Writers' Workshop and the Women's Institute of Continuing Education, France as well as in Dawson City, Yukon and Toronto, Ontario.