Lisa Tognola’s debut novel, As Long As It’s Perfect, was published by She Writes Press in October.
Kirkus Review calls the book “an entertaining read” and “an enjoyable tale about a wealthy couple who learn that building a house is more than they bargained for.” It’s also recommended by Parade for television fans of “Love It or List It.” SheReads.com lists the novel as one of its “Books to Feed Your Inner Joanna Gaines.”
Tognola is an author, freelance writer, social worker, wife and mother of three who always dreamed of getting married and living in the perfect house — until she discovered that passion comes with a mortgage.
A former humor columnist at The Alternative Press, based in New Jersey, she is now a contributor to More.com, Salon.com and Kveller. She has contributed essays to five anthologies in the Not Your Mother’s Book series as well as My Funny Valentine: America’s Most Hilarious Writers Take on Love, Romance, and Other Complications and My Funny Medical: Off the Charts Humor from an All-Star Cast. She recently added Moth storyteller to her repertoire.
Tognola hails from California but now lives in New Jersey, where she spends most of her time fantasizing about sunny skies, palm trees and In-N-Out Burger.