Lisa Michelle Hess has lived in every state on the West Coast of the United States and loved all of them. Over the years, she’s been a journalist, non-profit consultant, and bookseller, which were all her favorite jobs while she had them. Her current favorite career is teaching high school literature in Boise, Idaho, where she lives with one husband, two sons, two dogs, and two turtles. You can find some of Lisa’s other stories in Passageways: A Short Story Collection. The Ghost of Gold Creek is her first full-length novel.