An award-winning copywriter, Lisa is co-author, along with Amy Cramer, of The Vegan Cheat Sheet
(Perigee Books | Penguin USA), a take-everywhere guide to plant-based eating. She graduated with an Art History degree from Bucknell University and has worked on staff and as a freelance copywriter for a variety of publications, including Vogue
, Real Simple
, Vanity Fair
, Bon Appétit
, House & Garden
, Conde Nast Traveler
, The New York Times
, and Every Day with Rachael Ray
. She currently serves as copy director for Allure
magazine. Lisa co-owned a marketing company for seven years before venturing off on her own as a freelance writer and marketing consultant in early 2010 (visit LisaMcComsey.com
A two-time recipient of the Time Inc. President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, Lisa is also an award-winning Toastmasters speaker. She cultivated a love for rice and beans while living in Costa Rica and Baja, Mexico, during a three-year volunteer teaching stint—giving her a taste of what was to come when she decided to go vegan in 2009.
An avid bicyclist and runner, Lisa has completed twenty-four marathons, several century rides, and a handful of triathlons. After growing up at the Jersey Shore and vowing “never to go back” once graduated from high school, Lisa returned to her roots and happily resides a few miles from the ocean.