Lisa A. Crayton, is a creative, versatile communicator with more than 30 years’ experience, and exemplary communications skills. Her extensive background includes corporate publications management, ghostwriting, TV and radio interviewing, publicity, and e-publishing. A freelance editor, she has edited magazines and books, and presently serves as a freelance editor with Harambe Press, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas’ imprint dedicated to raising up voices of color. An award-winning freelance writer, she writes, or has written, articles, devotionals, Bible Study Guides, columns, essays, and other content. The author of I Want To Teach My Teen About Money Management, Crayton has served as a contributing author for several other non-fiction books. Her fourteen nonfiction children’s books encompass biographies, literary criticism, and youth guidance topics. She also is a co-author of a six-book series. A gifted speaker with years of experience in church leadership roles, she teaches at writers conferences and other events. As a Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing 2020 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Conference Fellow, she will teach a workshop at the 2021 conference at Arizona State University. The Published and Listed (PAL) Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators’ Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia chapter, she is also a member of three other professional organizations: American Society of Journalists & Authors, Evangelical Press Association, and the American Copy Editors Society. She earned her Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from National University (2014), and a B.S. dual degree (cum laude) in public relations and journalism from Utica College (1985).