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Lisa Arnold

Lisa Arnold was born on May 21, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an accomplished freelance online article writer and published poet and short story writer who has been writing poetry and short stories for nearly four decades. Lisa is a guest poet at Stillwater Magazine, and her work has frequently appeared in the popular online magazine All Things Girl. Poet Arnold has been published in several issues of Events Quarterly and Poetic Monthly. Her poetry has also appeared in Good Taste International and The Persistent Mirage. Lisa's articles have been published in Rewind the Fifties, YoNaturals and Southport Times.

Lisa is the Founder and Administrator of a growing online poetry community, Echoes of My Soul Poetry Forum, which has been in existence since 2005. Lisa was once a staff writer for Poetic Monthly and is a member of several online writing communities including Poets Pages, Red Room, The Starlite Cafe, Author's Den, Write Sight and Poem Hunter.

Lisa majored in English at Cleveland State University and earned an Excellence in Writing Certificate from Writers Digest School. Her personal writing blog Lisa Arnold: A Writer's Journey won a "Blog of the Week" award in 2008. Several years ago, her poetry forum won a "People's Choice" award from Webby World. Lisa's forum is for writers of all levels. She is very proud that her poetry forum continues to be among the best forums on the internet.

Lisa's influences include Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Richard Wright and Lorraine Hansberry. She also finds inspiration from powerfully written lyrics by some of her favorite musicians such as Creed, Alterbridge, Scott Stapp, Mark Tremonti, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen.

Presently, she is at work on a collection of short stories as well as various writing projects to include ghostwriting many articles. She resides in Ohio.

The death of Lisa's father in 2010 had a profound effect on her. Her spiritual connection with him has given her the strength to go on and to pursue her dreams. She feels his presence and knows he is guiding her every step. Lisa has begun to write a book about her late father in hopes of finding understanding, acceptance and closure. She knows that belief in self is power. Her motto is "Believe in you!"

I have a renewed deep sense of faith, and I am passionate about writing. It is the soul of my existence. I believe words can and do heal the soul. With my words, I hope to connect with and inspire others to pursue their dreams. Above everything else, I hope to give others courage to believe they can achieve their goals regardless of any circumstance or obstacle. My dreams echo within. I listen to them whisper and speak as I walk life's beautiful journey.

Echoes of My Soul