Lisa Duffy

Upmarket Women's Fiction

How They Came to Us

Lisa is the happy story of a slush pile discovery. She sent her query letter and Danielle liked the idea of her novel and requested pages. Several months later, Danielle was a little behind in reviewing her requested materials and was trying to make a dent in her inbox. But then she started reading THE SALT HOUSE (at the time it was called TIDEWATER BLUE) and was spellbound from the very first page. She didn’t end up clearing out her inbox that day! Instead, she made a phone call and she and Lisa have been working together ever since. Several editors were interested in THE SALT HOUSE, though some were afraid to touch the theme of a family grieving the loss of a child. In the end, the editor who acquired it read the novel so quickly that she was on the phone making an offer before a week had passed.


Lisa Duffy received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her short fiction was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and can be found in The Drum Literary Magazine, So to Speak, Breakwater Review, Let the Bucket Down, and elsewhere. Lisa is the founding editor of ROAR, a literary magazine supporting women in the arts. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and three children.  The Salt House is her debut novel.

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