Lisa Francesca is the author of Helen and the Masters: A Portrait of a California Mystic, the biography of a ranch wife and mother in California's turn-of-the-century Sacramento Delta who channeled ethereal writings and became a mystic in her forties. (Read an excerpt here. Available on Amazon, and at the San Jose Public Library.)
Lisa Francesca’s essays and poetry have appeared in the Catamaran Literary Reader, AboutPlace Journal, and Reed Magazine. Holding an MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State and a BA in English from U.C. Berkeley, she is currently researching about 19th-century spiritualism in the San Francisco Bay Area to prepare for a lecture at the Winchester Mystery House.