2014-12-27 12.04.03smaller - CopyIf you ask Lisa’s mother she will tell you stories about how Lisa was speaking in conversational sentences at one and a half. If you ask Lisa’s father, he will say she hasn’t stopped talking since.

Words. Glorious words.  They have always been a treasured commodity to Lisa Martinez—treasured but never hoarded. Something to be shared. Uttered. Whispered. Shouted, Sang. Written.

Where would we be without words? Lisa Martinez, for one, never wants to find out.

Having a copy of her first favorite book—Mr. Pine’s Purple House, by Leonard Kessler—framed in a shadow box in her office is just the beginning. She surrounds herself with words. There are inspirational quotes scrolled across painted walls. There are big block letters announcing: EAT in the kitchen and FAMILY in the TV room. And don’t even get her started on her shower stall. She calls this space her “vortex of creativity” and keeps whiteboard crayons as a staple item beside the shampoo and soap. Entire prologues and premises have been scribbled in here as the water turns from hot to cold. Lather, rinse, write, repeat.

If you ask Lisa herself she will tell you that she could never stop loving words. Never stop writing them. When posed the question of if she would ever give up writing—even for ten million dollars—the answer was an unhesitating Never. All of this makes her ever-grateful that she has been gifted the opportunity to follow her bliss, and to share it with you, the reader. If she can write something, it makes her happy, but if she can write something that makes others happy…well, it just doesn’t get any better than that.

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