Lisa Carey was born in Yorkshire and trained as a classical musician and visual artist before excavating a buried childhood dream to write. She has worked in arts marketing, commercial printing, graphic design, and new media, and studied fine art and zen calligraphy as well as poetry and creative writing. She lives on a windy hill in Shropshire.
In 2012, she was selected for Writing West Midlands’ Room 204 programme for emerging writers. She edited a book of local landscape writing, Words and Wild Places, in 2013. She was shortlisted in the Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition 2014 and in the Adventures in Fiction Spotlight Competition in the same year.
Recently she has been researching 18th century natural history, taxidermy, private madhouses, the evangelical revival, and the peregrine falcon – all of which have found their way into her fiction. She is currently working on her first novel, The Moonlight Book.