January 2021

Lisa has been named as a judge in the Page Turner Awards, in London, England. Due to the pandemic, all events will be virtual this year, however, what an honor to be a part of such a prestigious award ceremony! One of Lisa’s co-judges is Paul Michael Glaser of Starsky and Hutch! 

“I’m delighted to be judging the @PageTurnerAward which invites #authors, #writers & #screenwriters to enter their #writing to #win amazing prizes. Enter:”


November 2020

Lisa has been named the Editor in Chief of The Brunswick Herald Newspaper in Brunswick, Maryland. She will also resume her role as Feature Writer and Columnist, a job she held with The Brunswick Citizen for 20 years. Sadly, the Citizen did not survive the pandemic and closed their doors in September. 

Due to the global pandemic, all of Lisa’s events were canceled or postponed this year. Wishing all of us a better, healthier, and safer 2021!


January 2019

Lisa was named the President of the Maryland Writer’s Association, Frederick, Chapter! Their first meeting was held on Saturday, January 26 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at Urbana Regional Library in Frederick, Maryland. 

Maryland Writers’ Association

Maryland Writers’ Association


Weedmonkey is a Winner of the Golden Book Awards Reader’s Choice 2018

Weedmonkey is a 2nd Place Winner of Golden Book Awards 2018



The Author’s Show 

Podcast interview

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

WEEDMONKEY is a finalist in the Golden Book Awards! Winners will be announced in February 2018! Woo! Hoo!



December 24, 2017

Interview on WJEJ radio station, Hagerstown, Maryland – Friday, November 24, 2017 with Lou Scally


April 27, 2014, The Herald Mail newspaper, Hagerstown, Maryland

Lisa Proulx

Woman tells her mother’s dark story of survival

November 12, 2017 The Herald Mail newspaper, Hagerstown, Maryland 

My recent interview with The Herald Mail newspaper! I cried when I read it!


My recent interview in The Herald Mail newspaper

Click on above link to view.


Weedmonkey on the rooftop balcony of my hotel room at the Regency Miami. You can see the city of Miami in the background! ♥

WINNER of Reader’s Favorite Book Award Honorable Mention 2017 in Memoirs/Non-Fiction

Awards ceremony held in Miami, Florida on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Weedmonkey was featured in the Miami Book Fair and sold out!

Photos coming soon! 

Press Release

For immediate release:

Readers’ Favorite recognizes “Weedmonkey” by Lisa V. Proulx in its annual international book award contest, currently available at

The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).

“When the right books are picked as winners we pay attention. We will be spreading the word about Readers’ Favorite.” –Karen A., Editor for Penguin Random House

Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that “Weedmonkey” by Lisa V. Proulx won the Honorable Mention Award in the Non-Fiction – Memoir category.

You can learn more about Lisa V. Proulx and “Weedmonkey” at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Entry Title: Weedmonkey

Author: Lisa V. Proulx

Judge Number: 55

Entry Category: Life Stories

From a scale of 1-5

Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 4

Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 4

Production Quality and Cover Design: 4 

Plot and Story Appeal: 4

Character Appeal and Development: 4 

Voice and Writing Style: 4

Judge’s Commentary:

     “This family history captures the essence of a life of poverty in Appalachia. As she grew up, she gained confidence in herself and her ability and right to question her mother and the story of their family, but even still, there were limits to what she could learn from her mother. Her story illustrates the limits of relationships and memory and yet the irrevocable power of family.

     Through crafting the story of her family and unraveling her mother’s story, the author makes peace with her tragic, confusing past. The author is generous with her family’s story, not shrinking in shame, but instead embracing a wholehearted, unselfconscious honesty. The tone of the book is at times warm and at times chilling, balancing the author’s perspective as a child and the wisdom she gained over the years. Her voice makes a tragic story easier to read and relate to.

     The story is mostly told through the author’s concise, well-paced narration, but there are also bits of dialogue and exposition that fill out the story. The story has themes of racism and grief that are easy to relate to, even for people with much different backgrounds and life experiences.

     The cover image quite aptly captures the darkly haunting tone and events of the book.”Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards


Down Came November 3D book cover

Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite:

“Down Came November by Lisa V. Proulx is the heartrending and melancholic story of Elizabeth Frost who felt alone for the first time after she lost everyone whom she loved. Her once beautiful soul became an empty shell after a succession of tragedies beginning with the loss of her mother, her fiancé, and her brother. The story is all about love and explores the love she shared with her mother, fiancé, her pet dog, and her two live-in lovers. This story is all about the tangled web of love and relationships, friendships, family, and hope. The ending is unexpected and Elizabeth’s roller-coaster life is an engaging read and will break the hearts of readers.

The author captures the love between Elizabeth and her mother, Elizabeth and her fiancé, and Elizabeth and her pet dog in a fascinating way; three varied types of love have been brought forth by the author in a captivating way and woven together seamlessly. I like the opening scene of the story where the colors of autumn and leaves falling from rotting branches have been metaphorically used to describe Elizabeth’s loss, leaving her all alone in the world. The story is saddening and will make readers wonder about the amount of hardships Elizabeth had to endure in her life, and the unfairness life threw at her. Readers will be able to feel Elizabeth’s pain as they go through her personal story of loss, and her emotional state of mind is palpable while one is reading this book.”

You can learn more about Lisa V. Proulx and “Down Came November” at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.