Lisa Barr has been a journalist for more than 20 years. She served as an editor for The Jerusalem Post for five years, covering Middle East politics, lifestyle, and terrorism in Jerusalem. Among the highlights of her career, Lisa covered the famous "handshake" between the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat, and President Bill Clinton at the White House.
Following the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin, Lisa profiled his wife Leah for Vogue magazine, and they maintained a friendship until Mrs. Rabin's death. She later served as managing editor of Moment magazine based in Washington, DC, which was co-founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel. Most recently, she worked as an editor/staff reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, covering lifestyle, sex & relationships, and celebrities. She earned her master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.
Lisa has contributed to numerous publications worldwide. Her manuscript "Fugitive Colors" won first prize at the Hollywood Film Festival for "Best Unpublished Manuscript." (Opus Magnum Discovery Award). Her popular Parenting website and blog, "GIRLilla Warfare" (www.girlillawarfare) launched in the Spring, 2012.
Her greatest joy is writing while raising her three beautiful daughters, and stealing away for "coffee time" with her husband David Barr. She lives in the Chicago area with her family, two dogs, and lots of girl drama - fodder for her next novel...