While the provocative title, Who’s Your Daddy, Baby?, could evoke images of a person employed in what some have termed the world’s oldest profession, Lisa Pell hails from a grounding in what most might consider a more socially acceptable career path.
An award-winning former newspaper, network television affiliate, and radio journalist, Lisa has spent most of her career in the communications business. Born in North Carolina, she was raised in Virginia, is a graduate of George Mason University, and attended Harvard Business School. Lisa’s varied career stretches from college stints as a waitress at a seafood house and White House intern, to life on the road observing people and places as a journalist, and then communications consulting and project management for a variety of organizations, large and small. Currently she serves as a communications and program management consultant for an agency of the U.S. government. Outside her official duties, Lisa has served on a variety of community and state boards and commissions in Virginia. Presently, she is a member of the National Press Club and the Project Management Institute.
Lisa has strong roots in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia, and has lived in Tennessee and West Virginia, where she regularly covered news events in nearby Kentucky and southern Ohio. Connoisseurs of well-told stories, Rock ‘n’ Roll music, impressionist art, golf, oysters, and fun people, Lisa and her husband, the self-styled Agent Provocateur, Jon-re-Pell, live in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. Jon is known for his bow ties, plus-fours, general dapper attire, and charming sense of humor. His enthusiastic support of the Who’s Your Daddy, Baby? project is worth noting.
Lisa’s first novel, Who’s Your Daddy, Baby?, is a quirky paternity mystery with a Facebook twist, based on an autobiographical experience. The scheduled release date is July 24, 2012. Lisa also has produced several videos in connection with the Who’s Your Daddy, Baby? project. The Ballad of Who’s Your Daddy, Baby? will premiere in July, featuring kids performing to a bluesy rocker co-written by Lisa and friends, and performed by professional musicians. Another music video, Nothin’ Butt a Mutt, features puppies and kittens reading Who’s Your Daddy, Baby? It’s another lively, bluesy original composition. In addition, Lisa has produced video reading excerpts for three chapters of Who’s Your Daddy, Baby? Check them out on YouTube, and for more information about Lisa and Who’s Your Daddy, Baby?, see her website, and profile pages on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, and a variety of other social media sites.
And stay tuned, Lisa has a trilogy of novels restless to join reality in a new venture coming soon.