#1 New York Times Bestselling Author and Journalist

Five Presidents, One Wedding, and a New Baby

Five Presidents

Four months ago today – May 3, 2016 – Clint Hill and I released our third book together:  Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. IMG_2393

And what a whirlwind it has been since then! We were on what seemed like a never-ending book tour that began in New York City and (so far) has taken us to Charlottesville, VA; Washington, DC; Dallas, Houston, and Fort Worth, TX; Atlanta, GA; Buffalo and Lewiston, NY (where Clint received an Honorary Doctorate from Niagara University); Dearborn and Petoskey, MI; Naperville and Chicago, IL; St. Louis, MO; San Diego, La Jolla, Corte Madera, and West Hollywood, CA; and Seattle, WA. Whew! We are definitely racking up the frequent flyer miles, and we were thrilled that the book has been so well received—making it to #5 on the New York Times Bestseller List and staying on the list for 10 weeks. IMG_2319

Of all the places Clint has traveled, he had never been to Niagara Falls. So the day before he was to receive his doctorate from Niagara University, we had a few free hours, and I convinced him we needed to take a ride on “Maid of the Mist.”

Drenched on "Maid of the Mist" at Niagara Falls!

Drenched on “Maid of the Mist” at Niagara Falls!

Throughout our travels it was wonderful to meet so many people who appreciate history and especially love hearing Clint Hill’s stories and having the opportunity to shake his hand.  All along the way we met people who came up to Clint with tears in their eyes, so moved to finally meet the man they first heard about on November 22, 1963– a hero who tried so valiantly to change history.  Especially meaningful to Clint were the countless Secret Service agents who came to our book signings to meet him, and to tell him in person what an inspiration he is to the men and women working tirelessly day in and day out as they face unprecedented challenges protecting our leaders and the candidates for president.

A Wedding

As if releasing a book and embarking on a cross country book tour wasn’t enough excitement, on  June 4, my oldest son, Connor got married to Abby Biernat, in a magical ceremony in Seattle.  It was a beautiful celebration with family and friends joining us from all over the country, with my sister, an ordained minister, officiating. So very special. And now I’m thrilled to have a daughter!

Connor and Abby

Connor and Abby

Dancing with my son Connor.

Dancing with my son Connor.

A New Baby

The plan was for Clint and I to take some time off after two years of research, writing, and publicizing Five Presidents. To be perfectly honest, we were exhausted. Well, that’s where the new baby comes in…No, it’s not Connor and Abby’s baby. . . it’s my baby! Ha! Got ya! I’ve agreed to write another book with Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster, with Mitchell Ivers as my editor. Fellow writers understand that a book is truly like a baby… so here I am, expecting my fifth—book baby, that is.  I can’t tell you what it is just yet. I’m still at the stage where I want to keep it a secret, but I’ll reveal it to everyone soon enough. I’m very excited about this new project, though, and I’m learning so much.

So… as we move into the fall, we do have a few more book signings.  Please check our websites for details and follow Clint Hill and me on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Next stops on the tour are Hostfest in Minot, North Dakota; Litquake in San Francisco; and El Dorado, Arkansas.

Check out Clint’s TODAY Show segment with Willie Geist here.

With Willie Geist on TODAY Show set in NYC.

With Willie Geist on TODAY Show set in NYC.

Chocolate Five Presidents courtesy of Chicago Four Seasons.

Chocolate Five Presidents courtesy of Chicago Four Seasons.


  1. Chris Sancin on September 5, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    So happy for you and Clint and happy to hear about your adventures. John and I are listening to Five Presidents in the car. We love the stories and your way of writing. Can’t wait for the new arrival. Don’t forget you have friends in Florida!!!!!

    • Lisa McCubbin on September 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      We could never forget our friends in Florida! We’ve just been soooo busy traveling to other places. Hoping to get to Florida in 2017. Maybe Designing Women would invite us back!

  2. Maddie on September 12, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Wow I can’t wait to meet you guys in Austin Texas!💕 My dreams will come true

    • Lisa McCubbin on September 12, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Looking forward to meeting you as well.

      • Maddie on September 12, 2016 at 10:31 pm

        I can’t wait also to here about this new baby!😂

  3. Dorothy K Douros on July 24, 2017 at 11:50 am

    The plan for Clint and I…for is a preposition which requires the objective form and that would be me. I was used incorrectly in parts of the book also.

    • Lisa McCubbin on August 24, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to write. We appreciate your comments.

  4. John Dobry on August 4, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Hi Lisa and Clint, I want to say thank you for letting the demons out from Clint s past and letting him enjoy life. Clint is the real deal and you are amazing too. If you and Clint ever come to Dover De, I would like to meet you and Clint. Thank you so much sincerely yours, John

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