Lisa Polisar


Lisa Polisar is a fiction writer, award-winning journalist, screenwriter, and lifelong musician whose obsession with stories began in early childhood. This obsession very quickly materialized into a love of the mystery genre. beginning with Nancy Drew and Sherlock Holmes.

Lisa has taught both fiction and nonfiction at the college level, and works as a consultant in fiction writing, editing, business writing, marketing, and strategic planning.

As a screenwriter, Lisa has written several screenplay “shorts”, a number of which have won awards at film festivals in New Mexico. She has also written three feature-length screenplays (mostly comedies) and is currently at work on a new script.

Originally from Hingham, Massachusetts, Lisa has lived in Connecticut, New Mexico, and England. She now lives with her husband in the San Francisco Bay area.

Where to find Lisa Polisar online

Where to buy in print


Escape: Dark Mystery Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,100. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010 by NukeWorks Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
From the quiet English countryside to the gritty streets of Boston’s Chinatown, there is a silent commonality among these eerie tales – Polisar’s fascination with the darkness of the human psyche. Whether it's murder in a jazz club or deadly assassins, Polisar’s intricate storytelling and startling characters will take you on an unforgettable journey from fear and terror to escape.