From a very young age, Lisa's parents knew she was destined to write. At age three, she wrote her first book, "Ice is Good for You." Her parents still keep it in the attic, complete with illustrations drawn in hot pink marker. In early elementary school, Lisa was pulled from kindergarten to work on special reading and writing projects while the other students in the classroom worked on basic language arts skills. Lisa was identified as a gifted student, and writing was by far her most significant area of "giftedness." As a high school student and young adult, her parents and their friends often came to Lisa for help with editing, proofreading, and writing resumes. When choosing a college major, Lisa agonized over whether to major in English and pursue a writing career, or whether to pursue her passion for music. Before securing her first teaching job, she worked as a leasing agent in a large rental community. She suggested a monthly newsletter to the property management company, and single-handedly wrote, published, and distributed each issue to hundreds of residents. One resident, a retired editor, actually called the leasing office to share how impressed she was with the quality of the newsletter and to ask which professional publisher was responsible for the product. Although Lisa did ultimately choose music education as a career, she continues to use her writing ability to secure annual grants for the school in which she teaches. In addition, her writing experience broadened to include academic and research writing as she pursued and completed her Master's Degree in Music Education, first at Penn State University and then at Lebanon Valley College. Writing has always come easily to Lisa, and she is able to adjust the tone and intellectual level of her writing to fit within specified guidelines. She can write highly technical, academic pieces as well as offbeat, catchy, humorous ones. She is a quick writer, and will nearly always submit impeccable work well before her deadline.