Lisa M. Russell

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Lisa M. Russell is a writer, writing instructor, and academic assistant dean. She writes books about forgotten items and locations. She has been a guest on local and broadcast shows and podcasts. On History’s UnXplained, with William Shatner, she discussed the curses of Lake Lanier.  “Fill the Room” was her Tedx Talk in 2022, where she emphasized the importance of preserving local history.”

Russell earned her Master of Arts in professional writing from Kennesaw State University. The MAPW awarded Lisa the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Lisa is the Assistant Dean of English at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. She is a part-time professor of communication at Kennesaw State University. In her “spare time,” you can find Lisa exploring North Georgia with her micro-historic lens to discover her next “lost” story.

Her Georgia Covered Bridges book comes out on September 3, 2023. Russell’s next project is a co-authored book about The Mysterious and Endangered Pine Log Mountain in North Georgia.

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Lost Towns of North Georgia

Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia

Lost Mill Towns of North Georgia 

Lost Fulton Mills

COMING September 2023!

Covered Bridges of Georgia

Media Appearances:

CNN Interview (digital)History Channel: “UnXplained with William Shatner”
11 Alive Interview“Land Before Land” (Documentary)
99x Atlanta RadioTedx Cartersville: “Fill the Room” (Video)
“Power Play 100 Years: Lake Burton & Georgia’s Hydroelectric”Why I Teach (Video)
Digital Media


The Bitter Southerner: “Lake Nottely”
History Press with Jonny Foster “Lost and Drowned Towns”
Dead Girls Talking ‘ “Buckle Up for Underwater Ghost Towns”

Robert Tigert wrote this song sitting on the bank of Lake Burton after reading, Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia.

Speaking to Your Group

I would love to come to speak to your group. As you can see from my events page, I am on the go across North Georgia. Please help me keep traveling Georgia speaking about North Georgia history. Consider offering an expense fee to cover my transportation when I attend your event.

Let’s keep regional history alive.
My very best to you,

Lisa M Russell

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