Lisa Ray Turner is an award-winning writer of both fiction and nonfiction. She is the author of three novels, a book of essays (co-authored with Thomas S. Bollard), and many magazine articles for national publications. Lisa graduated with a bachelor's degree in Education and received her master's degree in Music. She teaches writing at Lighthouse Writers in Denver, and humanities at the University of Phoenix. Lisa is an avid coin collector. Unfortunately, as soon as she collects the coins, she spends them.