Lisa Sklar lives in New York City and spends her days writing and editing book jacket copy at one of the big publishers and working on her own novel. Among her many other jobs, she’s been a newspaper reporter in small-town Connecticut, a website writer in London, and a waitress in a Pilgrim uniform in America’s hometown.

Lisa was nominated for Best New American Voices 2008 for “You Will Lose Things Too,” which was originally published in Global City Review. She is also a photographer, compiling a book of everyday women owning their beauty, and training to be a life coach with the incomparable Handel Group.