Lisa Sukenic is a teacher, writer, and an adoptive mother of four children. She is currently teaching at The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. She has been an educator for the last 30 years. She is passionate about teaching writing and has involved students in NaNoWriMo, Haiku, and poetry publications. Her students have been published in Skipping Stones and Ecotone. This past year she was accepted by the Kid Lit Novel in a Year program at the Story Studio with Juliet Bond, and she is actively involved with SCBWI. She is currently working on a middle grade novel in verse focusing on the late 60’s in the Detroit metro area as the neighborhoods integrated, and a middle grade novel on adoption. Over the past year she has participated in the Haiku project and is eager to be part of this upcoming publication, 365 Haikus in a year.