Hi - I'm Lisa-Marie! In 2015 I sold my digital nomad eCommerce business and "retired" at 45.
Hi! Welcome to my website I'm so thrilled you're here. I am so lucky that I get to spend every day writing stories for readers like you. I write fun, breezy, page-turners filled with laughs, romance and adventure
In case you're wondering, here's how I got here:
In 2006 I left behind my corporate life as a business analyst and software developer to follow my dream of starting my own location independent business. I founded Doll Companies Inc., an ecommerce based toy manufacturing company, with $500 and a book on building a Yahoo Store. Doll Companies, Inc. supported my family and a worldwide team of contractors and employees while Mark, Emily (our daughter) and I adventured around the world and I worked from my laptop and a bandwidth connection. During that time we lived in The Bahamas, Tuscany, Sicily, Scotland, Florida while frequently traveling to new destinations for shorter adventures.
In 2012 women started approaching me for help in finding a way to live their own Ultimate Life. I recognized an unmet need and founded Laptop Life Lisa - a consulting, speaking and coaching company focused on helping entrepreneurial women realize their dreams. My first client went from making under $50k a year as an art teacher to making over $17k a month in her own graphic design business. Realizing quickly that business coaching and life design were inextricably joined, I also invested in becoming officially certified as a Life Coach to add more value to my clients.
In 2015 I decided it was time for a new adventure. I sold Doll Companies, Inc. Now I'm on a journey to live my real (secret until now) dream to become an author. I spend my time writing breezy, contemporary romance and chick-lit novels, creating and running a self-publishing business, continuing my travel adventures with my husband and pining for my daughter who has now fled the nest.
We are what folks call, "Digital Nomads". We travel the world while working from our laptops. We love living our laptop life.