About

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Alisa Lynn Valdés is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than 1 million books in print in 11 languages. She started her writing career as an award-winning staff writer for The Boston Globe and The Los Angeles Times.

 

Alisa holds a bachelor's degree in music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she majored in jazz performance on the tenor saxophone. Her master's in journalism comes from Columbia University in New York City.

 

For twenty years, Alisa was a fitness professional, an educator for the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. After 15 years away from her native New Mexico, Alisa returned, to write novels. When she's not writing, Alisa enjoys hiking, camping, fly fishing, kayaking and photography. A deeply spiritual person, Alisa was raised as an atheist but changed her view after a profound near-death experience in which she crossed over for a while.

 

Alisa once owned her own boutique scone bakery and is now working on her keto and paleo baking skills. She's a volunteer with New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors. If she got to start over again, she'd choose to be a game warden instead of a writer. So now she's doing the next best thing, and writing novels about Jodi Luna, a fictional New Mexico game warden. The first Jodi Luna book, HOLLOW BEASTS, will be published by Thomas & Mercer April 11, 2023. It's available for pre-orders now.