Ms. Spahr's respect for veterans- which started with her respect for her grandfather
and his brothers- led her to work for the American Legion's Washington, D.C., office for several years as a researcher and
advocate examining issues related to the Gulf and Vietnam conflicts. This is her first book outside of technical writing in
her professional fields.
Ms. Spahr was born in Wellsville, PA. At the age of 19 she left to pursue her
degree in Philadelphia. From there she has lived in and visited cities across the globe such as Rome, Liverpool, Side (Turkey),
Amsterdam, Glasgow, and Heidelberg. Her work has taken her to live in Washington, D.C. several times, but she continues to
return to the home she has made for herself in Pittsburgh. She returned in 2007 to establish her own practice helping others
realize their goals and be more successful in their work and home environments.
Ms. Spahr received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Temple University
in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy and her master's of science degree in investigative psychology from the University of Liverpool
in England. She is a member of the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA), Business Networks International
(BNI), Pittsburgh Professional Women (PPW) and several Chambers of Commerce.
Her hobbies include traveling,
working on her Victorian home, and hiking with her favorite pals, Syrah Jayne- the Airedale - and Louie B- the American Bulldog/Staffordshire
mix. Lisa Spahr is the author of World War II Radio Heroes: Letters of Compassion.
According to the book description of
World War II Radio Heroes: Letters of Compassion, “More than 60 years had passed before she
found them. Dozens of letters written to her family during WWII-from total strangers-to tell her great-grandmother that her
son had been captured and was being held as a POW. How did they know this? Through short-wave radio, POWs were allowed to
state their names and hometowns and sometimes relay a short message to their families. Scores of Americans, listening to the
German propaganda from so far away, heard her grandfather's information and took it upon themselves to write to her great-grandmother.
All of these dear people wanted to give her great-grandmother a measure of comfort to know her son was alive. That was only
the beginning of her journey. This book is a dedication to them-the radio heroes of WWII.”