Lisa Lanser Rose


Lisa Lanser Rose (aka. Elisabeth Rose) is the author of the memoir For the Love of a Dog (2001 Harmony Books) and the novel, Body Sharers (1993 Rutgers University Press), which was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for Best First Novel. In addition to a MFA in Fiction, she has a Masters Degree in Literature from Penn State University. Publications include Cream City Review, Superstition Review, and Tampa Review. Honors include the 2017 The Briar Cliff Review Nonfiction Award, the 2013 The Florida Review Editor’s Award, finalist for the 2017 Frank McCourt Memoir Prize, and a 2015 Best American Essay Notable Essay. She trains stunt dogs and blogs with awesome women at

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