A freelance writer and photographer from the Kansas City area, my name is Lisa Waterman Gray. My adventures have included ballooning above the Rio Grande, savoring Quebec cuisine and staying at several eco-friendly hotels, to name a few..
I've written thousands of stories for international, national, Midwestern, and Kansas City print and online clients. I specialize in travel and food topics from Nashville 'sips and sweets' to Lubbock, TX's art scene, and Lake Charles, LA's family-friendly Mardi Gras, I write personal and business profiles; provide editing services; take dynamite photographs; and complete marketing assignments.
Need a speaker? I've been interviewed on radio and television, from FOX 4 Kansas City (about my book; see below) and KKFI radio (at 6.35 to 27 minutes), to Wanderlust and Gusto/BlogTalkRadio (2:25-19 minutes), EverydayKC/BlogTalkRadio, and other outlets. I've also spoken before high school students, tourism professionals & civic groups.
"We were fortunate to have Lisa Waterman Gray speak to our Kansas City Delta Gamma Alumnae Group. Lisa came with a PowerPoint presentation highlighting her Kansas travels…and brought the travel guide to life. Lisa was a wonderful speaker and a great ambassador for the state."
- Caryll Schultz, member
► Visit my YouTube channel
to view more than 50 slideshows depicting my travels.
Above: Grinter's Sunflower Farm near Lawrence, KS.
Below: North Padre island, TX sunrise
Bottom: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
The Countryman Press/W.W. Norton published Lisa's national book, An Explorer's Guide: Kansas, in June 2011. It features more than 400 pages and 130+ author photos. Purchase this comprehensive travel guide through Amazon or bookstores.