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Lisa Potocar lives in Upstate New York with her husband and two cuddly keeshonds. Her passion for writing and research stems from her former work in healthcare administration and as a professor. When not tracking some morsel of history to shape into a story, she is a tomboy at heart who loves to hike and bike and has traveled the world to do it. Come chat with Lisa about the American Civil War or the craft of writing right here on Amazon or at her website & blog: lisapotocarauthor.com; FB Page: facebook.com/LisaPotocarAuthor; or Goodreads Author Page: goodreads.com/author/show/5779385.Lisa_Potocar.
Her debut novel, Sweet Glory, won First Place in the Young Adult category of the 2009 Maryland Writers' Association's and SouthWest Writers' Novel Contests. Additionally, it captured the Grand Prize in the 2013 Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office (SCFEO) "TV ME!" contest and a Bronze Medal in the 2016 Readers' Favorite Choice Awards, and it advanced as a Semi-Finalist in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough (YA) Novel Award.
Her second novel, Train to Glory (sequel to Sweet Glory) won First Place in the Children's Literature category in the 2016 Arizona Authors' Association's Published Novel Contest, and it was a Finalist in 2016 for both the Arizona Book of the Year and Chanticleer Books' Dante Rossetti Awards for YA Historical Fiction.