Lisa Michaels

Lisa Michaels

Teaching Artist/Instructor - Writing - Illustrator, Acrylic Painter, Crafter


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   1708 Springdale Drive, Holiday, FL, 34691

I’m a professional, published illustrator and author of Children’s Books and I┬ádesign and build websites for other authors.

I’m an experienced content editor for children’s lit, book interior and cover designer, and I assist self-publishing authors to publish their books.

I am a contributing author for “How to Write and Publish a Successful Children’s Book”, Atlantic Publishing 2010, and I have had 3 articles published in the SCBWI Bulletin Magazine.

I have won several awards for illustration – including the 2014 Florida Authors & Publishers Association Gold Medal for Cover Design, and the Living Now Award for best-illustrated children’s book of 2014.

In addition to publishing ventures, I teach a writing course on (with over 400 students) and occasionally I conduct local book writing or acrylic painting workshops.

In 2018 I created and sold art for Tampa’s Gasperilla Poster Art Contest, and I was chosen to decorate a specialized statue for the Southern Guide Dogs competition.

Publication accomplishments include:
“A Mouse in The White House”, by Richard Ballo, (Little Mouse Press)2018
“Crawfish Stew”, by Jeanni Moniotte, available at, 2017
“Come Fish With Me”, by Jim Baragar, available at, 2017
“The Legend of the Eagle Feather”, by Barbra Duell, available at, 2016
“Robbin, The Girl Who Didn’t Want to Practice”, by Dorothy W. Carey, available at, 2015
“I Want to be Just Like Jesus, Too!” by Joan Brewer, available at, 2014
“My Love”, by Mahasin Salim, available at, 2014
“When Mommy Got Cancer, Creating JOY Together”, Hibiscus Publishing, 2014
“Me & My Hot Dog Pillow”, by Alicia Minor, available at, 2013
“Sweet Tomatoes”, Poets Crossing, 2013
“The Inner Light”, Sleepytown Press, 2013
Cover of “Stories for Children” Magazine, 2013
“Big Feats”, Sleepytown Press, 2012
“Alphey Loves Letters”, Castlebridge Press 2011
Cover & interior illustrations for “Stories for Children” Magazine 2011 & 2012
Winner of the 2008 Cover Art Contest, Dragonfly Publishing.
Illustrations pub’d in SCBWI Bulletin Magazine-2008.
Winner of the “2007 ABC Children’s PB Competition”.