Fiction  |  77,577 words

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The Year of the Dahlia

As a step toward healing after a tragic family loss, Olive, her mother Ellen, and their three horses have transplanted into a cold, wet Pacific Northwest town. Mired in grief, they try to assimilate into their new environment as they are haunted by mysterious signs from Olive’s older sister, who drowned last May. Through encounters with a lonely English teacher, a Dahlia farmer’s family, and a Salish Indian teenage boy who harbors feelings for Olive, their lives slowly begin to take root.

Fiction  |  77,577 words

ABOUT the author

Lisa Regen

Lisa writes fiction and creative non-fiction. She holds a B.A. of English Literature from DePaul University (Chicago) and has studied extensively at Seattle’s literary center, Hugo House. Her work has appeared in The Citron Review, The Belletrist, Adanna, Shark Reef, and other journals. Her audio piece, Cultural Conversations, aired on Bellevue radio station KBCS. She owns and manages The Medium, a graphic design firm in North Bend, Washington.

Published Work

Creative Non-Fiction | December 21, 2019

The Farrier

Creative Non-Fiction | August 22, 2018

The Fine Art of Glamping

Creative Non-Fiction | Fall 2017

The Noble Horse

Creative Non-Fiction | Fall 2017

Pasado’s Grave

Creative Non-Fiction | July 2017

The Exit Guides
and the Midwives

Fiction | Feb 21, 2016

Lullaby Lane

Creative Non-Fiction | Summer 2016

The Rash Diaries

Poetry | Spring 2016

Garlic as Russian Dolls

Fiction | June 1, 2016

Lullaby Lane

Contact Lisa

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