Lisa Liu Grady is a Bay Area freelance writer whose work has been featured in the Christian Science Monitor, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, and a book entitled, Chinatown Dreams. Lisa is a happily married mother of two little ones whose antics and insights provide her with endless writing material. Previously --in what seems like another lifetime-- Lisa was a ship's navigating officer on ocean-going tankers. She holds an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College in Oakland, CA.