Lisa Cottrell has been teaching for more than 25 years in high schools and recently expanded to teaching writing to adults in the evenings. She also coaches cross country and track and works as an adventure guide in the summers, taking people kayaking and backpacking.
Her education includes a BA in special education, an MA in English (literature), and an MS in written communication. Lisa lives in Palatine, Illinois, with her rescue dogs, Lilly and Penny, and has been on a mission to promote reading and writing in her community. She writes mostly memoir and the occasional haiku.