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Lisa Borders

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Lisa Borders grew up in Central and Southern New Jersey. She is the author of the novel Cloud Cuckoo Land, winner of the Fred Bonnie Award for Best First Novel and fiction honors in the 2003 Massachusetts Book Awards. Lisa lives near Boston, where she teaches at Grub Street. She also works as a cytotechnologist.


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1. Publish with a mighty independent press that creates a beautiful book whose cover warms your heart every time you look at its green and yellow glow. It is very important that you feel this way, as there will be days you’ll need that green and yellow glow to carry you through eleven hours of driving.


2. Find out your publisher’s budget for a book tour, and then figure out how muc...

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Average rating: 4.47 · 140 ratings · 35 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Fifty-First State

4.45 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Cloud Cuckoo Land

4.54 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2002
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