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Feb 2, 2023

In this episode, Estelle Erasmus and Sherry Paprocki speak with Lisa L. Lewis. 

Lisa L. Lewis is the author of The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, And How Parents And Schools Can Help Them Thrive, described as “a call to action” by Arianna Huffington and “an urgent and timely read” by Daniel H. Pink. The book is an outgrowth of her previous work on the topic, including her role helping get California’s landmark law on healthy school start times passed. Lewis has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and others, and has appeared on the Today show, BBC “Weekend,” and local radio and TV in Los Angeles, San Francisco and elsewhere. She’s a parent to a teen and a recent teen and lives in Southern California. 

 In this episode:

  • How Lisa wrote op-ed pieces on the importance of sleep for teens, and had her work noticed by a State Senator.
  • Gaining authority in your niche.
  • Getting your message out into the public
  • Tips on building connections through writing. 



Connect with Lisa:

Website: www.lisallewis.com

Book: https://www.lisallewis.com/book

Instagram: http://instagram.com/lewislisal

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lewislisal



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Connect with Estelle:

Website: https://estelleserasmus.com

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Estelle’s Classes: https://estelleserasmus.com/classes

Estelle’s Editor-on-Call event March 2nd in collaboration with NYU: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/editor-on-call-tips-from-a-new-york-times-editor-to-get-you-published-tickets-478568911497

Writing That Gets Noticed: Find Your Voice, Become a Better Storyteller, Get Published: Available for pre-order. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/writing-that-gets-noticed-estelle-erasmus/1142384174

 

Connect with Sherry: 

Website: https://sherrybeckpaprocki.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paprockisherry/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sherry.paprocki

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sherrypaprocki

Book: www.freelancefancy.com

 

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