Lisa Deines (penname Eilis Wycke), holds a degree in Literature from the University of California at San Diego. She was a Communications Director for the California Association of Local Ecomonic Development for seven years and owned a business for eight years. These experiences utilized her graphic design skills and gave her insight into the language of marketing. In the Sacramento Branch she has served as a Board Member, First Friday Network Facilitator, and was a participant in the first CWC Building Better Branches training. Currently she writes fantasy fiction and can be found at firstname.lastname@example.org or on her blog at http://eiliswycke.wordpress.com.