Lisa Barr

Author, 'Fugitive Colors' (Arcade) - a suspenseful tale of stolen art, love, lust, and revenge on the "eve" of WWII.

Lisa Barr has been a journalist for more than 20 years. She served as an editor for the Jerusalem Post for five years, covering Middle East politics, lifestyle, and terrorism in Jerusalem.

Among the highlights of her career, Lisa covered the famous "handshake" between the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat, and President Bill Clinton at the White House.

Following the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin, Lisa profiled his wife Leah for Vogue magazine, and they maintained a friendship until Mrs. Rabin's death. Lisa later served as managing editor of Moment magazine based in Washington, DC, which was founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel. Most recently, she worked as an editor/staff reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, covering lifestyle, sex & relationships, and celebrities. She earned her master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.

Lisa has contributed to numerous publications worldwide. She is author of the novel FUGITIVE COLORS (Arcade), a suspenseful tale of stolen art, love, lust and revenge on the “eve” of WWII. FUGITIVE COLORS recently won the IPPY (Independent Publishers Book Award) gold medal for "Best Literary Fiction 2014", has been optioned for movie development by Hollywood producer Arthur Sarkissian (Rush Hour trilogy, While You Were Sleeping), and won first prize at the Hollywood Film Festival (Opus Magnum Discovery Award).

Lisa is also the creator and editor of the popular Mom blog “GIRLilla Warfare: A Mom’s Guide to Surviving the Suburban Jungle” ( which launched in May, 2012.

Lisa’s greatest joy is writing while raising her three teenage daughters, and stealing away for “coffee time” with her husband David Barr. She lives in the Chicago area with her family, two dogs, and lots of Girl Drama – fodder for her next novel.

For additional background information, book reviews, public appearances and more, visit Lisa Barr’s website at and follow her on twitter: @lisabarr18.

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