Some days Lissa Ann Forbes is sure she has multiple personalities, but that's only because
she fills many different roles ~ hence the "us."
||Born in Germany,
Lissa came to the US when she was four years old. As a military
dependent, she lived in New Jersey, Virginia, Florida, and New
York, before settling in Tucson, Arizona, where she attended
high school and the University of Arizona. Since 1998 she has
lived in Lafayette, Colorado, where, The Elemental Press was
born in 1999.
against a backdrop of the
majestic Colorado Rockies
Author: Lissa is the author of Write
from the Inside: Dig for Treasures, Discover
Leave a Legacy. After considering
thirteen subtitles for this book, coming up with the perfect one, she
realized she had done exactly as described. She dug through the events
and experiences of her life, learned more about herself and discovered
someone she hadn't been before, and in the writing and publishing of the
book has left a legacy. This is what she hopes for all her readers.
Personal Historian: Lissa creates an
atmosphere of trust and comfort
giving her clients
to express themselves, delve into the details of their lives, and
capture the interesting stories of their years.
Publisher: She has completed legacy
books for many occasions:
Public Speaker: Lissa speaks
regularly in an entertaining, engaging, and
the Story Behind the Photograph?: Have you ever found
pictures in a box that's been stashed away for years in the attic,
basement, or garage? Do you wonder who these people are and what
they did with their lives? What about their names and when they
lived? Why is it we take bunches and bunches of pictures and don't
label them? Lissa will engage you with some interactive exercises to
learn how to capture the stories behind the pictures.
for Treasures, Discover Yourself, Leave a Legacy:
Lissa takes you on the journey from dream to reality. As she
completed the process of self-publishing her book she realized she
had dug for her own treasures, discovered more about herself, and
has now created a volume to leave as her legacy. Through personal
experience she shares the value of doing the work ~ writing your own
Your Life: The Key to Self-Preservation: This talk
highlights the tools and ingredients of writing life stories, encourages you to
do it now, and includes stories from Lissa's own life.
Only Takes One to Leave a Hole: As an adoptee, Lissa
knows the aching longing of wanting to know her past, but also the value of starting where you are, with your own story.
She helps her audience find the silver lining as they delve into
what they know and don't know.
an Empire: from Orphan to Entrepreneur: An engaging
look at how one person became the master of her own life.
you're ready to write your life story and would like a unique softcover,
handbound presentation, want a guidebook for getting your life on paper,
or need a speaker for your association or organization, Lissa Ann Forbes
is the person to call. Click "Contact Us" below.
legacy books, journals, and laminated bookmarks
The possibilities are endless ... you can get what your heart desires.
connect people ... past, present, and future.