Risa was born in Boston and has the accent to prove it. Until a recent move to the Ocean State, Risa lived within ten miles of Boston for decades.  Scroll down to see some photos of favorite spots.

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Risa’s deep dive into creative writing started with finding three pennies in a neat stack in a completely empty apartment that belonged to her mother. It’s a long story.

 When not writing, you might find Risa reading, exercising or doing therapeutic ironing (yes, there is such a thing.)  More about her writing journey in the Blog.

Risa has worked as Executive Director and President of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and Chair of the Diversity Implementation Task Force for the League of Women Voters of the U.S. This organization is dedicated to making democracy work. The nonpartisan League is the only direct descendant of the National Woman’s Suffrage Association and will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2019, the year women got the right to vote. 


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The Bay State


Boston's famous Citgo sign  


The Green Monster at Fenway Park


The Ocean State