Lissa McLaughlin has her M.A. in fiction writing from Brown University. Four of her books (the latest in 2015) were published by Burning Deck Press in Providence. Lissa has taught fiction writing at The Rhode Island School of Design, San Francisco State University, University of California-Berkeley Extension, and UW-Madison. Currently she works in McFarland as an expressive arts facilitator with children with autism. She also edits short fiction, novels, and work for young audiences.