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Lisa Rumsey Harris

Lisa R. Harris holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from BYU. Since Fall 2000, she has taught both honors and advanced writing classes at BYU, in addition to teaching BYU’s ACT prep course. In her spare time (what is that?), she writes short stories, personal essays, and novels. In 2006, her essay “Honor in the Ordinary” won the Heather Campbell essay contest, and was published in Segullah. In November 2012, her first novel, The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume was released by Cedar Fort. Right now she is working on her new middle-grade novel about funeral singers, time-travel, and thrift stores.

In November 2012, her first novel, The Unlikely Gift of Treasure Blume was released by Cedar Fort. In 2013, she wrote the titular essay for the beauty anthology Why I Don’t Hide My Freckles Anymore released by Deseret Book. Right now (in between raising children and teaching classes) she is polishing her YA fantasy novel, The Phoenix Sisters, and working on her new middle-grade novel about funeral singers, time-travel, and thrift stores.