Lisa Gerin grew up in Queens, New York. As a teenager she worked at a branch of the NYC Public Library. Formerly a High School Language Arts teacher, she is now an elementary school librarian and picture book writer, trying to get the right book into the hands of each young reader.
A proud graduate of the New York City public school system, Lisa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Media and English Literature from Queens College and a Master’s Degree in Education from CUNY at Hunter College.
Lisa lives in northern New Jersey, but is still a NY Mets fan. She has two daughters, both teachers; a husband and one tabby cat, Lucy. Lisa loves reading biographies and historical fiction. Her favorite authors for children are Eric Carle, Judy Blume, Shel Silverstein, Patricia Polacco and Jan Brett. When not writing or teaching, she enjoys traveling and photography.