Lisa was born and raised under the Big Sky of Montana. . After finishing college with a bachelor of education in history and English, she taught for three years in a small Montana school. In the meantime, she signed up to be a soldier. She left Montana for brief stints when attending various military schools and she retired with 20 years of service in the Montana National Guard.
Lisa's father taught her the love of reading at an early age and her uncles taught her the love of storytelling. Many nights, she fell asleep to their stories of hunting and the great outdoors. When her husband introduced her to Robert Jordan, she fell in love with fantasy. Though she loves to write about faith and history, her true passion lies in magic and mythological creatures. She now writes fulltime while enjoying her many hobbies of travel, gardening, hiking, photography, crocheting and painting. She is ferociously proud of her two grown, military sons. She still lives under the Big Sky with her husband, daughter, and cat.