Lisa Estus is a fiction writer and poet. Her work appears in Puerto del Sol, Rain City Review, Reed Magazine and other literary journals. An entrepreneur from an early age, Estus has owned and operated a natural candle, soap and toiletries company, marketing consulting practice, jewelry design business and snow shoveling service. She briefly considered starting a vintage hosiery e-business but opted instead to consolidate interests and focus on her lifelong love of writing. Estus holds a B.S. degree in Public Relations with Creative Writing minor from San Jose State University and attended graduate classes in creative writing at the University of Texas at Austin. She is proud to have produced Austin’s second biennial AROHO Day Conference for Women Writers in 2012. Estus was born and raised in Chicago, came of age in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now lives in Austin, Texas, married with cats.