Lisa A. Barnett

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Lisa A. Barnett (1958 – May 2, 2006) was an American Lambda Literary Award winning science fiction writer.

Barnett was born and raised in Dorchester, Boston, where she attended Girls' Latin School (now Boston Latin Academy). She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a bachelor's degree in English, and was a member of the Piscataqua Obedience Club, a volunteer with EPONA (Equine Protection of North America) and senior editor at Heinemann in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, She worked at Baker's Plays before being hired as an editor at Heinemann Publishing in 1988.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Barnett lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with her partner of more than two decades, author Melissa Scott. Barnett died from breast and brain cancer on May 2, 2006.[2] She was also survived by two sisters, a brother, and two nephews.


All co-authored with Melissa Scott:


Short fiction[edit]

  • The Carmen Miranda Gambit (1990)


  1. ^ Sakers, Don (2006-05-04). "Lisa A. Barnett". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 
  2. ^ Stickgold, Emma (2006-05-07). "Lisa A. Barnett, fiction writer who created worlds of fantasy". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-03-16. 

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