ABOUT LISA SLABACH
Ten Thousand I Love Yous is Lisa Slabach’s second novel. She is currently working
on her third full-length manuscript and a collection of short stories inspired by her
experiences growing up in a small farm community in Washington’s Yakima Valley. In
addition to writing, Lisa is a Fintech Relationship Executive for a Fortune 500
Company. She is a long-time resident of Northern California and lives with her
husband, one-hundred-forty-pound puppy and numerous goldfish. In her free time,
she enjoys wine tasting, shopping with her daughters, and cooking in her pink kitchen.
Winner of the 2012 Merritt Contest for Women’s Fiction Award
Named a 2014 Best Book by Kirkus Reviews
Five-time 5-Star Review Recipient by Readers’ Favorite
Lisa Slabach resides in Northern California with her husband, one-hundred-forty-two-pound puppy and numerous goldfish and is the proud mother of two very creative daughters. She received their undergraduate degree in Dramatic Art from Whitman College and Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Western Illinois University. She accumulated over thirty professional credits as an actress, costume designer and director before transitioning to corporate life. She currently works as a Relationship Executive in the financial industry.
During a period of particularly grueling back-to-back travel, she got the inspiration to write Degrees of Love. The idea for the story came to her one day while she watched women jetting through LAX. That night she had dinner by herself in a Marriott hotel lounge and spent most of the time observing the other business travelers. They were easy to recognize. Some brought a book and sat alone, while others saddled up to the bar in hopes of conversation. She left the lounge, went to her room and started to write. She hasn’t stopped.
Lisa loves to travel, and in her free time, can be found treasure hunting for rare and out of print books, shopping with her daughters, enjoying movies with her family, or cooking in her 1950s era pink kitchen. She believes a glass or two of wine every night may not be the secret to a happy life, but it doesn’t hurt!