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Loss.

Transforming significant, heart-shattering loss into stories is a powerful engine for healing. We see it daily in our “Love Never Dies” queries, an imprint serving all aspects of the line between this world and the next.

We specialize in stories about

*near death experiences and their impact

*mental health as a life and death concern

*the transformative power of grief

*communicating with a loved one across all boundaries

If these stories are inside of you, write. Decide if you want to share it with a community who have experienced many of the same events. That’s why we started this imprint, to create a forum. There are many people out there in the world who feel as you do.

Check out My Search for Christopher on the Other Side by Joe McQuillen  and

Finding Color in the Darkness: Losing My Son to Bipolar Disorder by Margaret Thompson

For more information, contact Lisa Hagan at Lisa@LisaHaganBooks.com or BethWareham@yahoo.com.  We want to hear your story.

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*Books are beautiful, in a pile on the floor, shelved or stacked on a table.

*Books are a vote for the future, a future where human beings live and learn, growing ever stronger and wiser and more experienced.

*Books connect the author to a larger community of like-minded souls that include William Shakespeare, Toni Morrison, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Who wouldn’t want to hang out with them?

*Books offer lifelong learning, a vast university with no entry rules. You’ll never get bored.

*Books are stories of individuals, real and imagined, who teach, voices that guide the generations who come after. Don’t you want this for yourself and your children?

Write more books. Fill the shelves. Tell the world your story. 

We help with:

  • The language of proposals and publishers: With 45 years of publishing experience between us, we know how to excite an editor. (Hint: It’s in the writing!)
  • Positioning of the content for your audience, cover design (internet-based, ALWAYS!!!) to attract that audience. Your cover is the size of a postage stamp online, so you best have a plan to make it pop.
  • Book structure: there are some good rules in place here, like 3-acts, and we’ll show you how your book works inside that frame.
  • Editing, editing, editing: From over-arching questions about the arc to the nitty-gritty of line editing, we do it all. Believe us, this is important. Just ask Harper Lee of To Kill a Mockingbird (she wrote the wrong book until her editor told her to fix it) or the stories of Raymond Carver, carved out by the poetess Tess Gallagher.  Writing, if it is to become commerce, must become a group activity.

Don’t flail around in the face of 1000 years of commercial publishing (China, 1045, invention of moveable type.)  Focus on your writing; that’s where the learning is, the joy. You don’t need to master printing, just write. We’ll do the rest.

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People say writing is a dying art; everyone wants video. People say making a book is too difficult. But there is no better vehicle to transmit timeless stories and essential information to the generations behind us.

Books are legacy, passing the story of your life and what you’ve learned down to your descendants. Unlike a video, your great-great-grandchild won’t be aghast if it’s black and white or laugh at your haircut. Books are positioned among the stars, looking down at everything that comes after.

Books require imagination and it’s a muscle to be worked. Let the reader fill in the blanks and apply to their life.

Writing a book is like climbing Everest: You do it because it’s there. You do it because you want to share the top of the mountain. It’s solitary sport with huge social ramifications.

Writing is heroic and hard and beautiful. That’s why people will always do it.

Books are a great way to support business development, an impressive calling card whether you are a massage therapist or a CEO.

When you put “author” on your list of achievements, it signals you can go the distance, you don’t quit. Writing a book is a mind-marathon and only the committed should make the run. When you’re finished, the sense of accomplishment is profound and will last all the days you spend on Earth.

When your book touches one person, you feel a rare connection few get to feel. If that person happens to be a stranger, the feeling intensifies and takes on wonder.  We make books together; stories are invisible glue.

Why you shouldn’t write a book:

Money. There isn’t much unless you caught a pol doing something criminal or disgusting, and we may have jumped the shark on that one.

Fame. Nope. Do a porno or start a unicorn Instagram feed instead. Both are easier and take 1/100th of the time.

If a book is inside you, get it out. If you do, write to us. We’ll help you get wherever you want to go, from editing and covers to publicity and marketing.

Lisa Hagan, Founder and CEO  Lisa@lisahaganbooks.com

Beth Wareham, Founder and Editor-in-Chief  Beth@lisahaganbooks.com

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