Lisa Rojany

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Lisa Rojany
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BornFebruary 14, 1964 (1964-02-14) (age 57)
Los Angeles, California
OccupationAuthor, editor and publishing executive
EducationMaster's degree in English and American literature
Alma materUCLA, La Sorbonne Université, Alliance Française, Brown University
GenreChildren's literature, young adult nonfiction, adult nonfiction
Notable worksWriting Children's Books for Dummies, Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz

Lisa Rojany (born February 14, 1964) is an American author, editor and publishing executive.

She has written dozens of children's books[1][2][3] and was the lead author of Writing Children’s Book for Dummies [Wiley, 2005, 2013][4] – an Amazon Bestseller[5] about the process of writing, promoting, and publishing a book.[6] She also co-wrote (with Julie Stav) the New York Times Bestselling adult nonfiction Fund Your Future [Berkley 2002].[7][8]

Her 2009 YA nonfiction, Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz, co-authored with Eva Kor, was named an American Booksellers Association ABC Best Books for Young Readers in 2017,[9] and has received notoriety from Candles Holocaust Museum,[10] the Jewish Book Council,[11] as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu,[12] among others.

Her books have been translated to Spanish,[13][14] German,[15] Polish,[16] Romanian,[17] Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian, and other languages.


Lisa Rojany was born on February 14, 1964, in Los Angeles, California, to parents Avi Rojany and Mary Marks. Her father, Avi Rojany, is a stockbroker and real estate magnate[18] who immigrated to the U.S. from Israel in 1962. Her mother, Mary Marks, is an author and reviewer of cozy mysteries for Kensington Publishing Corp.[19]

She has eight half-siblings, all younger – four half-brothers and four half-sisters, and 19 nieces and nephews.

Growing up in Los Angeles, Rojany attended Birmingham High School, and graduated in 1982. After high school, she attended UCLA, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with Honors in 1986, receiving her B.A. in Communication Studies.

In 1986–1987, she studied language abroad in Paris, France, at both La Sorbonne Université and Alliance Française.

She then lived in Providence, Rhode Island, while pursuing her Master's degree from Brown University, graduating with a Master's in English and American Literature in 1991.

Rojany has worked for Price Stern Sloan/Penguin RandomHouse, Golden Books, Americhip Books, Intervisual Books,[20] Gateway Learning Corp (Hooked on Phonics), and[21][22]

She married and divorced Kristian Buccieri (hence the name Rojany-Buccieri on several book authorships), and has three children: Olivia, Chloe, and Genevieve.

She currently lives in Los Angeles. She is the founder and owner of Editorial Services of Los Angeles, the publisher and editor in chief of New York Journal of Books[23] as well as a reviewer,[24] and is listed as a writer for Tanglewood Books.[25] She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators,[26] Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who, and the Authors Guild.

Published works[edit]

Adult nonfiction[edit]

  • Writing Children's Books for Dummies (with Peter Economy) [Wiley, 2005, 2013] [For Dummies; 2 edition, 2012] - ISBN 1118356462; ISBN 978-1118356463
  • Fund Your Future (With Julie Stav) [Berkley, 2002] - ISBN 0425183610

Young adult nonfiction[edit]

  • Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz (with Eva Kor) [Tanglewood; First Trade Paper edition, 2012] - ISBN 1933718579; ISBN 978-1933718576

Young adult fiction[edit]

Juvenile fiction/Children's books[edit]


  1. ^ "Rojany-Buccieri, Lisa". WorldCat.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Lisa Rojany Buccieri". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  3. ^ "Lisa Rojany Buccieri, author and editor". Patricia Newman. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  4. ^ Buccieri, Lisa Rojany; Economy, Peter (2012-12-17). Writing Children's Books For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-35646-3.
  5. ^ Rojany, Lisa; Economy, Peter (17 December 2012). Writing Children's Books For Dummies, 2nd Edition. ISBN 978-1118356463.
  6. ^ [1] Swiatek, E. L. (2012). Imagination in Action: Parents and Children Exploring Creativity Together Through a Children’s Book. Chicago
  7. ^ "Lisa Rojany Buccieri". Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  8. ^ "Hardcover Business Best Sellers". The New York Times. 2002-01-13. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  9. ^ "ABC Best Books for Young Readers Titles Revealed". the American Booksellers Association. 2017-09-22. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  10. ^ "Surviving the Angel of Death by Eva Mozes Kor". Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  11. ^ Surviving the Angel of Death. 2009. ISBN 978-1-933718-28-6.
  12. ^ "Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz | Tanglewood Publishing". Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  13. ^ "Invierte en Tu Futuro". Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  14. ^ Kor, Eva Mozes; Buccieri, Lisa (9 October 2018). Sobrevivir al ángel de la muerte. ISBN 978-1939100214.
  15. ^ "Ich habe den Todesengel überlebt". OverDrive. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  16. ^ "Eva Mozes Kor, Lisa Rojany Buccieri – "Przetrwałam. Życie ofiary Josefa Mengele" – recenzja i ocena -". Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  17. ^ Kor, Eva Mozes (2012). Am Supravietuit Lagarului Mortii. ISBN 978-6069327463.
  18. ^ "Sherman Oaks Multifamily Property Trades for over $23 Million". INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  19. ^ "Kensington Publishing Corp: Mary Marks". Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  20. ^ "Lisa Rojany Buccieri, author and editor". Patricia Newman. Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  21. ^ "Publishers Marketplace: Lisa Rojany". Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  22. ^ "Lisa Rojany". LinkedIn.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  23. ^ "New Book Review Site Launches". Retrieved 2019-12-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  24. ^ "Lisa Rojany | new york journal of books". Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  25. ^ "Lisa Rojany | Tanglewood Publishing". Retrieved 2019-12-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  26. ^ "SCBWI | Public Profile". Retrieved 2019-12-02.