Lisa Sanchez, Ph.D.

Author, essayist, recovering college professor, and editor-in-chief of Nomos Review.

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Artbound KCET features Dime Stories, Temecula!

Artbound KCET features Dime Stories, Temecula!

Feature Story in KCET Artbound!
The Medic's Girlfriend is a Narrative Magazine Short Story Finalist

The Medic’s Girlfriend is a Narrative Magazine Short Story Finalist

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What I Learned from Carravaggio

What I Learned from Carravaggio

Check out my essay about writing and painting inspired by Carravaggio's Supper at Emmaus, which I visited at the National Gallery in London in November.
Comforting the Disturbed, Disturbing the Comfortable

Comforting the Disturbed, Disturbing the Comfortable

Read my review essay of May We Be Forgiven published in The Millions, and the discussion of unreliable narration, sex and national politics, Richard Nixon, and more.
The Lisa Sanchez

The Lisa Sanchez

I'm taking back my name! It turns out I'm the Jane Smith of Latinas - my name is about as original as baseball and apple pie (thanks mom). In the social media and self-publishing age, what's a girl with a name like Lisa Sanchez to do? Click on The Lisa...
Latest entries

A Novelist and Her Characters

A lively discussion has emerged about  the relationship between the writer and the story, in particular, the debate over fiction writers who write about characters that are different than themselves. A recent NYT post by Roxana Robinson, author of Sparta, got me thinking about this again. There is a fundamental assumption in the critique of...
At dinner in England with Robert Olen Butler and Paul Harding

At dinner in England with Robert Olen Butler and Paul Harding

With Robert Olen Butler in England.
Interview in Nomos Review

Interview in Nomos Review

Do you have a special writing outfit or lucky charm that inspires you when you write?
Sunset in Temecula

Sunset in Temecula

Sunset in Temecula. Hard to beat!
Dark Symphony

Dark Symphony

"Inside the chaos that takes center stage in Foust's darkly comical memoir, the music of an intensely creative mind - more Mussorgsky than Strauss - takes center stage." Want to know more? Read my review of Traci Foust's book, Nowhere Near Normal.
The White Hot Core of the Unconscious

The White Hot Core of the Unconscious

Over the course of a single, sultry day, the novel opens windows into the couple's past, where from separate corners of the voluptuous French Quarter, lawyer Michael Hays, and his estranged wife, Kelly, contemplate the defining moments of their relationship and the initial wounds that made them who they are. READ MORE here.
Russ Shor on A Real Story High

Russ Shor on A Real Story High

In no particular order, Shor's adventures have taken him to France, England, India, Poland, DR Congo, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Russia, Kenya, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, Italy, South Africa, Israel, UAE, "and a bunch more," says Shor, "but Japan is my favorite." Read more of my interview with the seasoned journalist, diamond industry analyst and Vietnam veteran...
Traci Foust talks about Nowhere Near Normal and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Traci Foust talks about Nowhere Near Normal and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Foust's acclaimed memoir has been featured on NPR, Marie Claire, the MSNBC-Today Show website, and The San Diego Union Tribune. Her open struggle with OCD and artistic success is an inspiration to writers, artists and all who live with anxiety disorders.