Lisa Norris has published two books of award-winning short stories, Toy Guns (Helicon Nine Press, 2000) and Women Who Sleep with Animals (Stephen F. Austin State Univ. Press, 2010) as well as poems, stories and essays in a variety of literary magazines, including Ascent, Fugue, Juxtaprose, Shenandoah, Fourth Genre, and others. She is the coordinator of the Professional and Creative Writing program at Central Washington Univ. in Ellensburg. Previously she taught for 15 years at Virginia Tech.