Signing: Joe Pace, author of After Lisa

Join us for a book signing with local author, Joe Pace! His latest book is a novel entitled After Lisa. His earlier novel, Moss, won the 2023 New Hampshire Writers' Project Literary Award.

When Andy Chester loses his thirtysomething wife Lisa to breast cancer, it doesn’t take long for his world to fall apart. His business teeters on the edge of financial ruin. His overbearing father-in-law is convinced Andy is unfit to raise his young son and daughter alone. Adrift in a world he struggles to navigate without his beloved Lisa, Andy begins a grief journey with no certain destination.

Even as he spirals into despair, Andy’s eclectic network of support tries to help. Buddy Cormier, a French Canadian-Mik’Maq womanizer from the Maine backwoods and Andy’s best friend. The Narwhal, a legendary comic-book and tabletop role-playing game personality from whom Andy inherited his Olympia hobby shop. Andy’s alcoholic sister Nan, a San Francisco art dealer and adoptive lesbian mother.

Despite their efforts, Andy confronts the possibility that whether or not there’s life after death, there may be no life After Lisa.

Joe Pace is a writer of literary and science fiction. He studied political science and history at the University of New Hampshire, and his writing reflects his ongoing academic and practical interest in both.

Joe has served in elective office, taught American history, and worked in business banking. His eclectic interests range from pro football to comic books to making the perfect hand-rolled meatball.

Joe was born and raised in seacoast New Hampshire and still calls it home with his wife, Sarah, and their two sons, Bobby and Xavier.

His debut novel, Minotaur, was published in 2012. Lost Harvest, released in 2015, is the first installment of his new Harvest Trilogy. Moss debuted in December of 2021 and After Lisa released in November, 2023.


Event date: 
Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
Water Street Bookstore
125 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833