Lisa James was born and raised in northern California. She loves reading, hiking, riding horses, spending time with friends, walking her dog, seeing a good movie, and fostering kittens for a local cat rescue group. Luckily her own kitties are good sports about the various felines coming and going in 'their' home. (Really? Another one?) Another favorite activity is doing the New York Times crossword puzzles each day with a sharp pencil and a cup of coffee at her elbow. Harper's Chance is her third book with Uncial Press.