Lisa Romeo is the author of Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love after Loss, (University of Nevada Press May, 2018).
She works as an editor, teacher, and freelance book manuscript editor. Lisa’s work is listed in Best American Essays 2016, and she has been nominated for additional BAE and Pushcart Prize awards.
Her essays, articles, and nonfiction narratives appear regularly in literary venues, including Brevity, Under the Sun, Barnstorm, Sweet, Front Porch Journal, Word Riot, Full Grown People, River Teeth’s Beautiful Things, Blue Lyra Review, Lunch Ticket, The Nervous Breakdown, and Sport Literate, among many others.
In this book excerpt, the author remembers her dad who is gone, but ever-present
Jim Owen wants to convince everyone else – one step (or lunge or squat) at a time