Author Archives: Lissa Franz

About Lissa Franz

Lissa Franz is a PEN Discovery Award recipient in fiction and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University. Her short fiction has appeared in Fogged Clarity and Missouri Review. She loves teaching memoir, swimming in open water, and researching anything that has to do with strong women in history. She is currently revising a novel.

Historical Fiction: Leap of Faith

In September 2013 I travelled to Texas to research my novel featuring women flying in World War II. Despite reading nearly every account of The WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) in print, including memoirs and biographies, newspaper clippings, histories of…