Lisa Marie Hagerman was born in Taiwan and moved to the U.S. with her family when she was 18 months old. She graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and served for eight years forecasting the future as a weather officer. Her stories have appeared in her hometown paper the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, Altered Reality Magazine, and The Nebraska Review. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two sons. When she’s not writing, she spends her free time in her garden helping monarch caterpillars become butterflies.