Lisa Gastaldo

Writer. Mother. Widow. Survivor. Compelled to transcribe the conversations churning in her head. Blogging at

Lisa Gastaldo is a writer and marketing professional based in California. Her essays, which have covered everything from raising her two sons, losing her husband to cancer and battling it herself, as well as memories of life growing up a Valley Girl in the suburbs of LA, have appeared on,, the Liberty Project, and the Huffington Post. You can keep up with her on Twitter @ciaoluvlisa or follow her blog

If she's not writing, she's probably traveling up and down the West Coast to cheer on her sons at their college track meets — and bringing the team assorted goodies!