Dr. Lisa Roney

Florida, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2000

Lisa Roney is editor of The Florida Review and author most recently of a new multi-genre textbook, Serious Daring: Creative Writing in Four Genres, which reflects her twenty-plus years of respect for the well-done workshop as well as innovation in the Creative Writing classroom. She is also the author of The Best Possible Bad Luck, a poetry chapbook, and Sweet Invisible Body, a memoir. Her poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction, and cultural criticism have appeared in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Numero Cinq, Saw Palm, Inside Higher Ed, Red Rock Review, Writing on the Edge, So to Speak, Sycamore Review, and Harper's, among others. Roney is also an award-winning teacher with an interest in issues of pedagogy and academic culture. She spearheaded an overhaul of the undergraduate Creative Writing curriculum at the University of Central Florida, where she is Associate Professor. With her previous experience as a professional editor, she has developed courses in book editing for writers and advised UCF's undergraduate literary magazine, the Cypress Dome.



Website: http://lisaroney.com

Twitter Username: @seriousdaring1


  • Serious Daring: Creative Writing in Four Genres , Oxford University Press (December 2014)
  • The Best Possible Bad Luck , Finishing Line Press (April 2014)
  • Sweet Invisible Body , Henry Holt (August 1999)


  • Associate Professor at University of Central Florida (August 2003 - )
  • Assistant Professor at Bucknell University (August 2001 - June 2003)
  • Editor at The Florida Review (August 2015 - )


  • Doctoral Degree in English from Penn State University (December 2001)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction/Nonfiction from Penn State University (May 1994)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Carleton College (June 1981)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry