Lisa was born on September 26, 1969 in Los Angeles, California to an American-Norwegian mother, Joan Ablett (1941) and Norwegian father, Leonhard Hoie (1937-1996) She has two sisters and one brother.
Lisa grew up a shy and quiet girl. She did well in school and was gifted with her father's love for the written word. She wrote her first poem entitled, Hallway, when she was six years old.
Growing up, Lisa moved over 40 times across the western United States and Alaska.
She enjoys music and has a soft spot for folk, folk rock and blues.
She lives and writes in Arizona.