• For the Love of Food — August 2023

    Food brings us to the table and provides us with the opportunity and joy to share and listen to the stories that connect us.

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​About Us

Lisa Anderson, Publisher

Lisa Anderson

CEO and Publisher

Jodi Anderson

Senior Copy Editor

Joshua Jacobs

Media Manager

Connection Through Stories

A Local Ocala Magazine
Are you looking for a way to connect with your community and hear real, personal stories from the people around you? Look no further than Locala™, the monthly publication and podcast series that celebrates the power of storytelling to bring people together.

Founded in 2020 by Lisa Anderson, a seasoned media professional, Locala™ is published by her indie publishing house Lisa Anderson Media, LLC. After experiencing a furlough during the COVID-19 lockdown, Lisa saw the need for a platform that could bring people closer together through shared experiences and emotions.

Since the first issue in June 2021, Locala™ has been doing just that, featuring heartwarming and thought-provoking stories from Ocala and Marion County residents. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be inspired and connected with your community – check out Locala™ today.

NOTE: August 2023 is the last issue of the magazine and episodes of the podcasts at this time. See the video below "Publisher's Update" for more information.

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Last Issue/Podcast of Locala
Graceful Confidence Interview
Deafine Podcast Interview
Pen to Paper Press Interview
1 Million Cups Presenation 2021
1 Million Cups Presentation 2022

5 Stars, Google Review

"I had a wonderful time being interviewed by Lisa Anderson for her podcast on updates on my career and the successes of my magazine, Embrace, since I appeared on the cover of Locala Magazine, October 2021. Very professional and enjoyable experience!" —John

5 Stars, Google Review

"Locala Magazine is a welcome addition to our community. The articles are informative and tell very interesting stories about people in our area. I look forward to each new publication and I highly recommend it as a great read each and every month!" —Gary

Facebook Review

"Locala gave my business my very first exposure to our community. Lisa captured the essence of who I am and why I started my own practice. Thank you Lisa for your hard work and expertise." —Tammy

Facebook Review

"I don't think I have ever seen a magazine like this. I am fascinated. It's not just interviews, it's more personal. From the photography and writing to the design and layout, there is warmth and care to it all. I love it." —Becky

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