About the author

April 2019 - Lisa Wingate

Lisa WingateLisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and New York Times Bestselling Author of thirty novels. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, The Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT Booklovers Reviewer's Choice Award. Her blockbuster hit, Before We Were Yours remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for a year, was Publishers Weekly's #3 longest running bestseller of 2017, and was voted by readers as the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award winner for historical fiction. Before We Were Yours has been a book club favorite worldwide and to date has sold over one million copies.

The group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with six others as recipients of the National Civics Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. Wingate's novels have been translated into over thirty-five languages. Booklist summed up her work by saying, "Lisa Wingate is, quite simply, a master storyteller."

Lisa writes her stories at home in Texas where she is part of the Wingate clan of tall tale tellers. Lisa believes that stories can change the world.