Born and raised in Gary, IN, the youngest of four children, Lisa D. DeNeal has 25 years of
experience as a writer. An alumnus of Roosevelt High School, in Gary, and, Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, IN, she started her career in 1993 at the Gary Crusader, a weekly, Black-owned newspaper, for two years. She then joined the daily newspaper, The Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana, where she freelanced as a correspondent, and, columnist for 20 years.

She’s also been a contributing writer for various print and online magazines, including, Hope for Women, Jolity, Kiwanis International and Port of Harlem. Miss DeNeal became an author, co-writing public information and marketing specialist, Carolyn E. Mosby’s memoir, “Unflappable,” released in 2008 through IBJ Custom Publishing. DeNeal then co-wrote an adult novel, “The Panthers Club” with Roosevelt classmate, Alethea Gordon (nee Sheryl), then, wrote and self-published the crime novel, “Dead Lies,” and the contemporary romance novel, “Extra! Extra! Love!” the first book in the, A Front Page Romance, trilogy.