Simon & Fig Welcomes Lisa Doyle

Our little family of authors is growing! You can always count on Simon & Fig to bring you the best in independent Chick Lit, and we’re thrilled to welcome another great voice to our roster of fresh, funny writers. Lisa Doyle brings to Simon & Fig a unique twist on motherhood and a look behind the scenes at Chicago’s celebrity parenting secrets with her debut novel, Milked. Stay tuned for a peek at the cover and blurb as we prepare for a release date later this year. But until then, please say hello to Lisa Doyle! We think you’ll find her to be a kindred spirit.


Lisa Doyle is a communications manager and freelance writer based in the Chicago area. She spent several years working in business-to-business publications for the personal care industry before moving to the nonprofit sector. She loves her day job in advocacy for homeless families at Bridge Communities, and she continues to pursue her other passion of freelance writing on the side. Her work has appeared in Global Cosmetic Industry, Skin Inc, Salon Today, Modern Salon, Renew, Suburban Life and the essay collection Women Reinvented: True Stories of Empowerment and Change.

In her own words

“My favorite genre is chick lit–love me some Jennifer Weiner and Jane Green–but I am also a huge fan of all women’s fiction, historical fiction and anything time travel (which explains my current Outlander kick!). I belong to a fabulous book club and I love that it’s led me to read new books I never would have picked up before.

“I live in Chicago’s western suburbs with my husband Tim and my 4-year-old son Colin, my two favorite people in the world. I like Relax Riesling,  SuperTarget, The Bachelor and its offshoots, and my online moms’ group. I dislike summer construction traffic, bathroom mirror selfies, and the passive-aggressive cashier at my Dunkin Donuts.”

Follow Lisa on Twitter at @bylisadoyle


  1. Having had the advantage of reading an earlier version of “Milked” I eagerly anticipate Lisa Doyle’s new novel, even though I’m not a “chick”. Dare I say you show vision and insight in publishing this remarkable first novel? Thank you for bringing it and Lisa to the literary scene, I wish you both a great deal of success!