Lisa Morriss-Andrews studied theatre arts, chemistry, French and Russian, and obtained her MAC in Research. Then she abandoned academics to write full-time. In 2006 she attended the Banff Mountain Writing Program (Banff Centre), and, in 2011, the Summer Literary Seminars: Vilnius, Lithuania. She has won local writing awards, an international online award and a number of scholarships over the years. Her work has appeared in the Louisiana Review, Phati’tude and online in the Agnes Etherington Art Centre’s exhibition: Telling Stories, Secret Lives. All of her unpublished novel manuscripts have placed in the semi-finals/finals of the Faulkner-Wisdom creative writing competitions.