Lisa McKay
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General
Born in Canada to Australian parents and raised in Australia, Bangladesh, the States, and Zimbabwe. I also lived in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Croatia.
Activities
I write. My first novel (my hands came away red) was published last year and I pen a monthly series of personal essays, but I do also have a day job.
Interests
Writing, reading, traveling, laughing, adventure. Finding fun in... grocery shopping, bookstores, staff meetings, stamps in my passport, high drama, getting lost and getting found.
Music
Matchbox Twenty, Carbon Leaf, Jars of Clay, Coldplay, Gibonni, U2, The Whitlams, The Waifs, Plumb, Selah (and Simon and Garfunkel, ABBA, the Beach Boys, and Roxette, I admit).
Movies
Amazing Grace, Strictly Ballroom, Crash, Lord of War, The Mission, American History X, Shawshank Redemption, Motorcycle Diaries, The Princess Bride
Books
Shantaram, Storycatchers, Peace Like a River, Love Walked In, Life of Pi, The Time Travelers Wife, Gilead, Love in the Driest Season, The Power of One, The Lovely Bones. The Bible.
Quotes
"We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric. But out of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry." (WB Yeats) "Fun is more something to be made, than something to be had." (me)
Education
B.Sc. (Psychology) and M.Psychol (Forensic) [University of New South Wales, Australia] and M.A. (International Peace Studies) [University of Notre Dame, USA]
Work
I'm the Director of Training and Education Services for the Headington Institute - a non-profit that provides psychological and spiritual support services to humanitarian workers around the world.