Lisa likes to spend time under ground, under water, and climbing the walls; she knows how to tap-dance and twirl a fire-baton; she loves swing-dancing and is currently learning to stand in a river and throw pieces of yarn around in an effort to outsmart the fish. Despite all these highly marketable skills and a B.A. in English and teaching certificate, Lisa Purchase Kelly is happily under-employed as a substitute teacher in Saginaw. She has spent fifteen years lurking backstage at theaters hanging around with actors, musicians, and writers, which apparently gives her the right to write about such things. She also has the privilege of hanging out with her three amazing teenagers, and recently had the good fortune to marry her high school sweetheart, Scott.