AnnaLisa Grant

Biography

AnnaLisa is the youngest of four children and the only daughter, born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After graduating high school, she moved to Charlotte, NC with her parents. This turned out to be a blessing since it was just a few short years later that she met her husband in the Film Actor's Studio of Charlotte. As she studied acting at the Studio, AnnaLisa was in several films and made-for-TV movies, as well as performed in local theater in both dramatic and musical roles. At one time, it was AnnaLisa's dream to be a professional singer.

AnnaLisa completed her undergraduate degree in Human Services at Wingate University and her Master's degree in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. During her thirteen years in the Human Services field, AnnaLisa worked with children in group homes and foster care, and spent two years in private practice counseling individuals, families, and couples.

When her father was in a near fatal car accident in 2010, AnnaLisa's best coping skill turned out to be writing. Five months after the accident, when all the what ifs would not go away, AnnaLisa started writing Layla Weston's story in The Lake. She had no idea what she was going to do with the story. In fact, she wrote sixty-four pages before she told her husband what she was doing. By then it was clear that Layla had a long story to tell and there were multiple books on the horizon.

In 2013, after all three YA novels in The Lake Trilogy were written and she had let them sit long enough, AnnaLisa took matters into her own hands and self-published the titles within just a few months of each other. Received well by readers young and not-so-young alike, The Lake Trilogy has enjoyed breakout success, selling close to half-million copies the first year.

AnnaLisa's publicist is Rick Miles of Red Coat PR, and she is represented by Italia Gandolfo of GH Literary. AnnaLisa has been married to her super awesome husband Donavan since 2001 and lives in Matthews, NC with their two ridiculously beautiful children.

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Books

Anchored: A Lake Series Novella
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,100. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Reintegrating into her social life and balancing motherhood may be a bit of a challenge, but Layla isn't going to miss her opportunity to help her dearest friends find their Happily Ever After, too. When someone from their past surfaces and asks for help, Layla isn’t sure telling Will is the best thing to do. He spent years protecting her, now it’s her turn to protect him from further heartache.
The Complete Lake Series
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 330,030. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
The complete Lake Series with Anchored: A Lake Series Novella!
Safe Harbor (The Lake Series, Book 3)
Series: The Lake Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,240. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00)
Layla Weston thought she’d be spending her time planning her wedding, not waiting for her fiancé’s father to die. Now that Will and Layla are on the brink of their happily ever after, will they get everything they ever dreamed of? Or will more hurdles continue to keep their happiness just out of reach?
Troubled Waters (The Lake Series, Book 2)
Series: The Lake Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,550. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00)
Still reeling from Will’s disappearance, Layla is doing her best to adjust to life back in Florida. New threats and revelations will make that adjustment difficult, but they will also make Layla stronger in the process.
The Lake (The Lake Series, Book 1)
Series: The Lake Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 102,550. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00)
At 17, Layla Weston is already starting over. Having lost both her parents and grandparents, and with nowhere else to go, Layla is moving from Florida to a small town in North Carolina to live with the only family she has left: her estranged uncle and aunt. Layla's journey will have her facing her demons, reclaiming her tenacity, and falling in love.

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