Hey there,

I’m a tough love self-help writer, and
I just wrote my first children’s book.
If you’re familiar with my writing, get
ready for exciting changes.

my first children’s book

Missy: A Dog’s Tale
Click here to order!

Co-authored with my mom, Barbara Cleary! This children’s book has been 13 years in the making. I first wrote this manuscript in graduate school and then turned my attention to self-help writing. My mom — a retired preschool and elementary school teacher of 21+ years — encouraged me to bring this story to life, and she helped rewrite and edit it.

The book features Missy, who is an adorable pup with curls all over her body — but not on her tail. Join Missy on her journey to find self-acceptance as she learns to love her unique features! This heartwarming story of diversity and self-love will have you hooked from the first page. Can Missy embrace what makes her special? Find out what happens in Missy: A Dog’s Tale.

Check Out My Book

  • “A sweet story about loving yourself, quirks and all.”
    - Elissa Brent Weissman, award-winning author of Nerd Camp

How to Survive a Breakup
When all of your friends are birthing their second child

At 31 years old, I experienced a tumultuous breakup, two unexpected moves, and a mass layoff all in three months. I bypass the “get-happy-now” approach to share my awkward, messy meltdown from the perspective of a never-married female and everyone’s go-to bridesmaid. My portrayal of getting over the toxic milestone mentality at my age will help you get over your breakup — and then over yourself.

Buy My Book

  • “Uplifting, inspiring, and hilarious...mix in a sprinkle of heartbreak and a whole lot of wisdom, and you have How to Survive a Breakup. Lisa Cleary is an exciting new voice well worth listening to.”
    - Richard Chizmar, New York Times Bestselling Author


I interview celebrities, public figures, and go-getters who share their lessons on mindsets, mistakes, and work ethic.
  • Supernatural Author Amelia Cotter on Paranormal History, Hauntings, & Her Own Headspace

    Writer Amelia Cotter talks about her latest book and all things haunted, and shares why it's important to set boundaries – even with ghosts.
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  • Below Deck’s Rhylee Gerber: The tough-love BFF we all need

    Hunter, fisherman, deckhand, and "adventurepreneur" Rhylee Gerber gives advice on handling toxic environments, defining her own happiness, and finding her life-long passions.
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  • Artist Ashley Longshore: On her paintings, ambitchousness, and wildfire-like mindset

    Ashley Longshore is a self-taught pop culture artist who explores the American theme through her bedazzled paintings and sculptures.
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  • Meet Lifestyle Expert Rosie Pope: The former Bravo reality star dishes on methods, madness, and managing her mindset

    Pregnancy and motherhood expert Rosie Pope isn’t just the face of her eponymous lifestyle brand — she's the entrepreneurial brains behind it.
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  • Media Production Company CEO Chris Colbert on Finding His Vision

    Chris Colbert, CEO of his NYC-based media production company, not only found his vision — but he founded it, too.
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  • Celebrity Fitness Trainer Andrea Orbeck: How to tweak your mindset & maximize your workout

    Andrea Orbeck’s highly sought after in her field — just ask her celebrity roster of clients, like Julia Roberts and Gigi Hadid.
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  • Sally McKenney of Sally’s Baking Addiction: On authenticity, routines, and work ethic

    Wildly successful cookbook author Sally McKenney dishes on her loyal fan base (read: 1 million+ Facebook fans) and the constant shifts in food blogging.
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  • Pop Artist Sarah Zanotti: On relationships, breakups, and why pain and joy go hand-in-hand

    Musical artist Sarah Zanotti amplifies the intensity of her singing with songwriting skills that will silence you into self-analysis.
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  • Country Artist Emma White, Praised by Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed: Vulnerability, truth, and the umbrella of songwriting

    Country singer. Songwriter. Musician. Storyteller. Emma White boasts more to her name than just that — namely, more than 3 million streams.
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  • Roundup with Emma White, Part 2: On rejection and redefining success

    When Rolling Stone calls you one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know,” you’re definitively two things: a hard worker and (a hard worker) used to rejection.
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