ABOUT - LISA HODOROVYCH
My fifth grade year book proving my "Future Goal" was to be an "Author".
Me in, I believe, Pennsylvania. I took this during my honeymoon in the Catkills. My husband and I found a small town in PA not too far from where we were staying with a comic book shop and a brewery in it. Yup, we're those people! :-)
Took a break while touring Ernest Hemingway's house in Key West, FL (#paradise) to do a little writing.
I am a Jersey girl, born and raised. Ever since I was little I have always loved telling stories. I remember when my family would come over for certain holidays, I would tell them a plethora of different stories that I just made up and they would listen...or at least I thought they were.
When I started going to school, the elementary school I attended had a "small publishing company" in it that was run by some parents. I would constantly give them stories to "publish" for me. Even in my fifth grade yearbook, under my photo, I put "Author" under "Future Goal". It was like I knew what my destiny was!
While studying Creative Writing (and English Literature and Communications) at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ, I worked for their literary journal, The Literary Review. Even though I was doing odd and end jobs like filing, making copies, organizing, etc., I also learned about editing and proofreading. This is where my love and passion for the publishing world started.
After graduating in 2009, it was extremely hard for me to find any job in the publishing industry, so I went back into retail to make ends meet. Finally, in September of 2015, a friend of mine decided to go back to school to receive her master's in teaching. She needed help with her papers, and I was there for her. It was work here and there, but I loved every second of it and I wanted to make it more full-time. As of 2018, I did!
When I am not working, you can find me watching movies/TV or spending time with my family, my friends, or my husband. As I mentioned earlier, I am also an author and a vlogger. To learn more about them, just click on their respective links.