Any time someone starts a story with, “I was born in…,” my eyes glaze over and I try not to yawn in their face. So I’ll do my best to find a more interesting way of letting you know I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Brrrrrrrrrr

There, how was that? 🙂

I did not go to a private school like OCD and I was not in a rich evil clique of “Massie’s.” I went to Hebrew school until ninth grade and then, to Forest Hill Collegiate, a public high school. A lot of the kids in my grade came from families with tons of money and wore Polo everything (it was really IN back then, okay?). I, on the other hand, was forbidden to wear anything made by anyone other than K-Mart or Hanes. I probably would have been allowed to wear The GAP, but it wasn’t on every block in Canada yet. My parents were on a mission to keep me as grounded and un-spoiled as they possibly could. And now, as much as I ah-dore fashion, I seldom buy designer labels. I like the rare finds. Granted, sometimes I look like a total goof bag but at least I’m the only goof bag at the party.

When I was eighteen I moved to Montreal to become a film major at McGill University. Canadians say it’s the Harvard of Canada. Harvard grads don’t agree.

I left McGill after two years because I knew deep down inside I wanted to be a writer, not a filmmaker and McGill had a tiny creative writing program. So I transferred to Emerson College in Boston where I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing. YAY!

So there I was with a BFA, ten dollars in my Le Sportsac and no plan. Luckily, my friend Lawrence was working at MTV in New York and felt sorry for me. He offered me a casting job on a game show called Lip Service. All I had to do was move to Manhattan– the next day.

Um, okay.

I ended up staying at MTV for 12 great years. I had every brutal job there was and eventually worked my way up to Head Writer and then, Senior Director of Development. That’s when things got really cool. It was my job to create and develop new shows for the network like “Room Raiders.” It was MTV, not middle school that inspired me to write The Clique. There were so many employees at MTV who would do and wear anything just to be accepted by the so-called “cool people.” It reminded me so much of life in the seventh grade I had to write about it.

I wrote The Clique and Best Friends for Never while I was still at MTV just in case my life as an author didn’t work out. And in June 2004 I quit my job to write full time, and full time it has been.

In January 2007 I left the harsh winters of New York City in search of the perfect beach town. I found it in Laguna Beach, CA. (No, it had nothing to do with the MTV show even though I have seen every episode.) To date, I have written thirty novels and am currently working on the second installment of my latest series, PRETENDERS: License to Spill, and The Dirty Book Club. I spend eight hours a day writing in my office and admiring my ocean view. Only problem is, I never have time to go to the beach. But I can see it. And that, my friends, is progress.

My Bag Spilleth Over


  1. I just shit myself.

  2. voyager pill reviews

  3. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this
    blog before but after browsing through a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyhow, I’m definitely delighted I came across it and
    I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!

  4. I wish they could be the clique back. I thought there was going to be a 2nd movie about the clique but they should make the clique back or even an after story or high school edition.

  5. I remember I was at a book fair back in the day when we still had those lol. I can’t for say remember correctly if it was back in elementary school or middle school when I first saw the first book, all I remember is that I happened to come across this book I had never seen and it just caught my attention for some reason. Well I bought the book that same day and the book fair was in it’s final days of being over so it had a sale, buy one get one free. I ended up getting another book that belonged to the series. Best decision ever! I feel instantly in love with the books! 🙂 Throughout the years I lost track of keeping up by reading the books and since back in the old days I had no money to buy the books on my own I had to either buy them second hand or check them out from the library, I was always all over the map not being caught up on what was going on. I also lost connection with the books while I was in high school and college, but now at a 1 week short from turning 22, I just finished The Tale Of Two Pretties, and I can say that a book has never made me cry before, well this book managed to do so. I can’t and will not accept that this series is coming to an end, I can’t believe, it truly breaks my heart. I feel so deeply in love with these books that I can not accept that it’s ending, so please, please, please continue to write these books. Please don’t let The Tale Of Two Pretties be the last book in The Clique series!! Yours truly a forever dedicated passionate reader of The Clique series – Blanca 🙂

  6. Good day very nice site!! Guy .. Excellent ..

    Wonderful .. I will bookmark your website and take the feeds also?
    I am happy to find so many helpful information right here in the put up,
    we’d like work out more strategies in this regard, thank you for sharing.
    . . . . .

  7. What’s Taking place i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve
    found It positively useful and it has aided me out loads.
    I’m hoping to contribute & aid different customers like its aided me.
    Great job.

  8. You should take part in a contest for one of the highest quality sites
    on the internet. I’m going to highly recommend this blog!

  9. Because the admin of this site is working, no question very shortly it will be famous, due
    to its feature contents.

  10. I do not know if it’s just me or if perhaps everyone else experiencing issues with your blog.
    It appears as if some of the written text on your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else
    please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening
    to them as well? This may be a problem with my web browser
    because I’ve had this happen previously. Many thanks

  11. Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this website.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s
    very difficult to get that “perfect balance” between superb usability and visual appearance.
    I must say you’ve done a amazing job with this.
    In addition, the blog loads super quick for
    me on Chrome. Exceptional Blog!

  12. I’m gone to inform my little brother, that he should also pay a visit this weblog on regular basis
    to obtain updated from newest information.

  13. Thanks a lot for sharing this with all folks
    you actually realize what you are talking approximately!
    Bookmarked. Kindly additionally visit my web site =).
    We can have a hyperlink alternate agreement between us

  14. I know this web page provides quality based posts and other information, is there any other web page which presents these stuff in quality?

  15. I’m not sure where you are getting your info, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding
    more. Thanks for great information I was looking for this information for my mission.

  16. Ehmagawd! I luv ur books there is nuthing better. I wish I could write with you because I kid of wrote my own version of the Clique called the Perfects, so if you ever need help, at 22, I will gladly come to ur books with u. I ah-dore ur series 😍

  17. I blog often and I really appreciate your content.

    This great article has really peaked my interest.
    I’m going to book mark your blog and keep checking for new details about once
    a week. I opted in for your RSS feed too.

  18. My brother recommended I may like this web site.
    He used to be totally right. This post truly made my day. You cann’t consider simply
    how a lot time I had spent for this info! Thank you!

  19. Hello friends, how is everything, and what you would like to say concerning this
    post, in my view its truly remarkable in favor of me.

  20. I like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently.
    I am quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here!
    Good luck for the next!

  21. Thanks for some other informative website. Where
    else may just I get that kind of information written in such a perfect manner?
    I have a challenge that I am simply now operating on, and I have been at the glance out for such

  22. After I initially commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment.
    Perhaps there is a way you can remove me from that service?

  23. fransheska jolicoeur says:

    I really,really love ur books. I hope to be a author someday. U inspire me to never give up on my dreams.

  24. Hi my loved one! I want to say that this post is awesome,
    great written and include almost all vital infos. I’d like to look extra posts like this

  25. Just want to say your article is as surprising.

    The clearness in your post is simply spectacular and i could assume you are
    an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab
    your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please continue the gratifying work.

  26. Pretty component to content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to
    claim that I acquire actually loved account your blog posts.

    Anyway I’ll be subscribing to your augment and even I fulfillment you get
    admission to consistently quickly.

  27. My brother recommended I would possibly like this web site.
    He was totally right. This put up truly made my day.

    You can not consider simply how much time I had spent for
    this info! Thanks!

  28. Hello! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy
    your content. Please let me know. Thank you

  29. I do not even know how I ended up right here,
    but I assumed this submit was once great. I do not recognize who you’re but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger for those who are not already.

  30. MacKenzie says:

    I was wonder if the 3 book in pretenders has come out yet. If so then what is the name

  31. That is a good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere.

    Short but very precise information… Appreciate your sharing this
    one. A must read post!

  32. Makayla Bishop says:

    Your life is very interesting! Please read comment, please! I think you will like this idea I will give you. It has been a few years since you wrote a book on The Clique, so I think you should write a book on how they are doing now it would be so cool. I want to put out there that the book series has so much I’m surprise that it does not have a TV show!

  33. Lisi, I read Where There’s A Wolf There’s A Way. I’m also doing a book report on the book. I would like to ask you:
    1. Is Lisi Harrison your real name or pen name?
    2. What inspired you to write books about monsters?
    3. In the book what character gave Channel 2 the unblurred version of the movie?


  34. Hi, I was hoping to buy SWAP bracelet, but the store is no longer selling them! Are you planning on selling them again?
    And by the way, I live in Montreal! You should totally come visit 🙂
    Ooh also, I finished License To Spill and I can’t wait for the third book! Hope that you publish it soon!!!

    -Pretender xox

  35. REPENT IN THE NAME OF JESUS, Your books of the devil, should be exposed to all the parents of the countless children you try to infect with your devil philosophy , your ugly dolls, and dumb movies. Our beloved messiah is returning and the world is waking up, repent while there’s still time for you to.

  36. ok….. look here IDK what yall say say about lisi she and her books rock unlike yall she has graduated and know s how to write and she is not lazy lisi who cant pick up a pencil thats yall not her and if you think for one second that oh. who cares no one will care your just so kid. well haye im not im probably older than yall and you should not cerssing on a public web it is z against the law i think but lisen lisi is about 24 and if you are to u are to dumb to realize that then id be suprized to know what grade yall are in. DRAMA out.

  37. lisi i am doing a report is there any way we can contact so i can get an a i bet it would be very easy since you are so intresting..pPPPPPPPLLLLLLZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. hello lisi do you think oh never mind you arent getting any of this anyway

  39. Filese hamilyon says:

    List I think ur a slit bag and has no home training at all what are u reaching kids that read your book dumb blonde. And don’t thin that I hating on you because I have more important things to do. Trying to fit in with others Lhfh😁😁😃😃😃😃😃😂😂😂😂😂😂😉 ur funny just be u. Bit obviously u can’t because no one likes you…And just do us a l ladybird pit a gun up to your headband just shoot yourself and then you also do us a favor and rot in hell….bye Pretty committee I mean list the with you was pretty committee

  40. It’s been years since I read “The Clique” series, and after the final book came out, the series fell of my radar for a bit–even though I read every single one, including the “Cliquetionary”–and stopped checking your blog. (I used to check in nearly every day just to see your updates and to see whether my snail mail letter would be mentioned in one of your posts, as I remember you doing that kind of thing. I still don’t know if my letter made it…the mail service where I live is awful, so perhaps not.)

    Recently, I rewatched the movie and felt the need to reread the books (unfortunately, they’re in the attic and I have to wait until it’s cool enough to go up there and get them), even though they’re not something I’d typically read nowadays.

    …And that of course, lead me to come back and check your site. I love the new page design! I can remember back when it was that brown-almost-leather-bag-type pattern design!

    Hope everything’s the best, and even if I may not enjoy the reread of this series, I wanted to thank you for giving the world a story younger-me loved, one that hopefully opened up conversations between young girls and their parents about bullying and peer pressure, how to deal with it, and how to just be yourself…even if you don’t fit in with the more popular crowd.

  41. Ms.lisi Harrison would you please email me. I would like to tell you of how you have inspired and impacted my life with your books and movies

  42. you is good shrek is life!

  43. OMG!!!!!! I love your books sooooooo much! It would be a dream come true if you could visit my blog! Thanks! -Brooke/foodandfunstuff

  44. This paragraph will assist the internet people for setting up
    new blog or even a weblog from start to end.

  45. Une jolie poêlée colorée pleine de belles chosesle poulpe quelle bestiole, c’est toi qui t’en occupe je ne saurais pas !!!BisesJe te souhaite une belle joa©VÃrenulérie

  46. Ó das 15.43, fecha essa bocarra cheia de trampa que não sabe o que diz nem do que fala!A IGNORÂNCIA É MUITO ATREVIDA!Vai vender banha de cobra para a feira da ladra, ó car….!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: