LISA GERLITS is a writer, muralist, and children’s art teacher. She graduated with honors from Lewis and Clark College with a degree in English, where she published short stories, wrote and produced plays, and won an Academy of American Poets Prize. She spent ten years traveling and volunteering before settling down in Silverton, Oregon with her family. Her debut middle-grade novel A MANY FEATHERED THING will release from Capstone in 2020. Her website is www.lisagerlits.com; Twitter is @lisagerlits.com.