A vivid history of a wonderful school for teenage girls from all over the world
A modern pastoral about transforming a bare backyard into a mature garden
A book that offers people without children the life-affirming story of themselves
The only biography of this extraordinary and enigmatic American sculptor
The best-selling biography of one of America's most admired painters


Three decades after the first publication of Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe, it is now available in an e-book edition. Without Child: Challenging the Stigma of Childlessness has just been issued as an e-book with a photo of a lily from my garden on the cover.

After writing two biographies and three other non-fiction books of a more personal nature, I am now working on a memoir about becoming a writer based on journals I have been keeping since college.

Besides writing books, I publish personal essays, book reviews, and articles in journals, newspapers, and books, including Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, The Journal of the Southwest, and From the Faraway Nearby: Georgia O'Keeffe as Icon.

A member of the Authors Guild, I live with my husband, artist Robert Kipniss, in Westchester County, New York and in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

My literary agent is Charlotte Sheedy at the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. She may be reached at 212-780-9800 or at charlotte@​

Laurie Lisle