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Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency
928 Broadway, Suite 901, New York, NY 10010

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Lisa would be delighted to come visit your library, school or museum. She has a variety of presentations both educational and entertaining, and can tailor her talks for any audience; from unruly preschoolers to morbid teenagers to cynical adults.  Recent talks include: “Stealing from Sendak” at the Nevada Museum of Art, “The Art of Collaboration,” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and “How I Make a Book,” at Jefferson Elementary School.

For event scheduling, please contact:  info [at] americanchickens [dot] com

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© Ashley Thompson Photography


Q: Where do you live?
A: I mostly live in San Francisco, California, but sometimes end up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Q: Where and when were you born?
A: I was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1972.

Q: What was your favorite book when you were a kid?
A: The Lonely Doll by Dare Wright. 

Q: Where did you go to school?
A: I went to college at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where I learned about literature. I went to graduate school at Pratt Institute in New York, where I learned about design.

Q: How did you learn how to draw?
A: I learned by looking at books by people I admire and trying to copy them. (I still do that.) 

Q: Where do you work?
A: I have a little art studio in the basement of a house in San Francisco. It is very quiet and pretty messy and filled with books and scraps of paper and cups of coffee.

Q: Are you really married to Lemony Snicket?
A: I am married to Daniel Handler, who is Lemony Snicket’s representative.

Q: Who is your favorite artist?
A: Edward Gorey.

Q: What is your favorite book that you have written and/or illustrated?
A: My books are like my children so, obviously, I like the youngest one best.

Q: Why do you like such creepy things?
A: Because they are unusual and things that are unusual are interesting.

Q: Are you scared of anything and if so, what?
A: I am scared of many many things, including but not limited to: ghosts, headless horsemen, the dark, guns, mice, throwing up, people getting angry, injustice, embarrassing situations, and big dogs.

Q: What superpower do you wish that you had?
A: Invisibility.

Q: What is your actual superpower?
A: The ability to identify minor characters in old movies.