Lisa Manuel was born on New England, USA and she grew up with a deep appreciation for the rich history of her surroundings. Now she enjoys a busy life in the warmth of the South Florida sunshine with her husband of more than twenty-five years and their two wonderful and very talented daughters. But, she and her family love to travel, especially throughout the British Isles and Ireland, and she's never happier than when exploring historic sites such as castle ruins, ancient abbeys, or the rambling gardens of old country manors.
Lisa Manuel, now also writes as Allison Chase. She is a member of the RWA and the Florida Romance Writers, and in large part credits both organizations for her success as a romance author. In adition to travel, the inspiration also comes from reading books by fellow authors, many of whom have become good friends as well as mentors over the years. Before she ever sat down to write, she was an avid reader and continues to enjoy a fairly wide variety of styles and genres. Her favorite romance subgenres are historical, paranormal, and romantic suspense. She also loves historical fiction and nonfiction, her favorite eras being the Middle Ages, Tudor times and the Regency. Her hobbies include archery and collecting period costumes. In a pinch, she can be anyone from Maid Marion to a Celtic Queen to Jane Austen!