Lisa Asanuma is a long-time lover of the written word who graduated with a Literature degree from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara, where her focus was on creative writing and poetry. She is the co-founder of Type Set, Inc, an editing and formatting service dedicated to helping writers with publication in their sights. She has also worked as an editor for Drollerie Press, and written freelance articles for several websites.

Most regularly, Lisa is a contributor at Tales from the Hollow Tree, where she publishes free short stories every other Friday with author Isabelle Santiago. You can find a complete list of Lisa’s free short stories here. She is also a regular instructor at The Writer’s Dojo.

On a personal note, Lisa is currently editing her first novel, a YA fairy-tale fantasy that she hopes to have polished for querying soon.

Outside of writing, Lisa indulges in several crafts of a more tangible nature as well (knitting, crochet, bookbinding, spinning yarn), and would like to be at least successful enough to support an ever-growing addiction to yarn and fiber.  She can frequently be found on Ravelry, and has an Etsy shop where she sometimes sells handbound journals and notebooks at CinderLisaDesign.

Follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaAsanuma, catch up with her on Facebook, or contact her at lisa.asanuma@gmail.com