Laurie Lisle

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Laurie Lisle began her professional life as a journalist then became a biographer before writing in the first person.

She lives in the village of Sharon, Connecticut, along with her husband, artist Robert Kipniss. When she is not writing or reading, she is hiking or working in her flower garden.

Laurie wrote the initial biographies of two women artists, Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Nevelson as well as other nonfiction books about childlessness, gardening, and the small girls' school, where she decided to become a writer.

Her best-selling biography of O'Keeffe, "Portrait of an Artist," which was first published in 1980, has been translated into six languages. Available as a hyperlinked ebook with photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, it is inclu
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Why Gardening Makes Writing Easier

Only a white clapboard wall of my house separates the indoor and outdoor parts of my existence: the writer and the gardener. The divide is porous, as light comes in the windows, but it is also enormous because of the way it affects my emotions.

Whenever I walked out the basement door into the backyard, I discovered as I wrote in Four Tenths of an Acre: Reflections on a Gardening Life, that "whenev Read more of this blog post »
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