Author Lisa Orban is upfront that the reader shouldn’t dive into her world expecting resolution and recovery by the end of the book, and it’s a refreshing way to discover beauty and inspiration from the unconventional. Orban consistently illustrates this possibility through her reminiscences of both circumstance and consequence. Although her life is an emotional rollercoaster of ups, downs and twists, she manages to keep the reigns steady on chaos and retains balance between tragedy and hilarity through her tales. While some may argue that there may be peace in finding normality, Orban demonstrates how deviating from social obedience encourages us to define the world we live in by giving it meaning, and she does just that.
A long time ago, on a warm summer day, I was born in Galesburg, IL. Later, while still very young, I was moved by my parents (without even asking!) to Quincy. Bouncing from parent to parent, and house to house until at 16 I was given a broader tour of the state courtesy of foster care.
At 18, I voluntarily left for Phoenix with a high school friend. For three years I lived there and had many many adventures, before once again returning to Quincy. After getting my life once again settled, I went to college and earned an Associate of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Art.
Over the years I have held many jobs, but never quite found the right one. I’ve written poetry and short stories on a variety of subjects from raising children to finance for online publication. In 2015 I published my first book, and since then I have added many more over a variety of subjects.
I am the mother of five children, all grown and gone, except my youngest. Which I am sure is trying to drive me mad (as all teenagers do) and have plans to write another book in the future about their childhood, much to their anticipated dismay. I currently live in my hometown, in the house I love, and at the center of the chaos, I enjoy so much. I’m often surrounded by my children, my loves, friends and the strays (both two-legged and four) I take in. Even now, I continue to seek out new adventures, misadventures and new mistakes to fill the pages of my next book, laughing as I go.