Lisa Marie Wilkinson began her writing career as a lyricist, working in collaboration with composer Marti Schwartz. The two received a number of awards for songwriting, including finalist status in the prestigious American Song Festival international competition. Lisa Marie also acted as a music critic for Los Angeles based magazine, "The Music Connection," and wrote reviews and articles for other music industry publications, including "Songwriter Magazine."
Always a voracious reader of all types of fiction, Lisa Marie devoted her spare time to working on the idea that became her first completed novel, "Fire at Midnight," an historical romance to be published by Medallion Press in 2009.
Lisa Marie's fiction has been honored with awards from over 60 writing contests, including the Maryland Writer's Association Novel Contest, the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, and the Daphne du Maurier award for unpublished writers. Lisa Marie has also served as a judge in a number of contests, including the RWA Golden Heart.
A native of Ohio, Lisa Marie grew up in California and now lives in Tennessee, where the people are friendly and the scenery is beautiful.