Lisa enjoyed a happy childhood in Townsville and Cairns in Far North Queensland. She discovered a love for writing in the early years of primary school, and would often present her parents and friends with homemade magazines and newspapers, as well as ‘self published’ picture books and chapter books. She continued to enjoy writing and reading throughout her primary and high school years. Lisa studied Early Childhood Education at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, and taught in the early primary years in London, Cairns, Brisbane and Ipswich, before giving up teaching to become a full time mother. Lisa currently lives in Queensland, Australia, with her husband and two young children.