About the Author

Hope Springs & Songs in the Night

Ana Lisa de Jong is a poet and inspirational writer, mother and wife, and Chaplains Administrator for the New Zealand Defence Force.  Not always in that order.

Ana Lisa rediscovered the joy of writing in her 40’s, her first published piece appearing in ‘Refresh Journal of Contemplative Spirituality’.  Ana Lisa has published six inspirational poetry books in the span of six years, with Lang Book Publishing.  With a family and day job, Ana Lisa doesn’t submit her work widely, preferring to spend her free time writing, but she is an occasional contributor to Godspace and continues to be published in Refresh.  Ana Lisa lives and writes in the beautiful North West Region of Auckland, New Zealand.

For information on how to purchase Ana Lisa’s poetry, in both soft or hard cover volumes, or e-book formats, please see her ‘Books’ page.


You can connect with Ana Lisa on Facebook.

Ana Lisa de Jong – Poet (Facebook)

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Living Tree Poetry Blog (Facebook)

Note:  Many of the scenic photographs on this website are the authors own (those that are not credited to someone else), and also appear in the published poetry series.  These striking photographs of natural New Zealand scenery, along with the poetry and Bible verses, make the books beautiful devotional tools for readers to use in times of reflection or prayer.

“These are poems to be read in the quiet of the early morning, or in the quiet of the darkness of the late evening. They are psalms and meditations for the heart and soul, and reading them, over and over, is an investment in the centering of one’s spirit.”
Glynn Young, Editor ‘Tweetspeak Poetry’

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