Lisa Mangum has loved and worked with books ever since elementary school, when she volunteered at the school library during recess. Her first paying job was shelving books at the Sandy Library. She worked for five years at Waldenbooks while she attended the University of Utah, graduating with honors with a degree in English. An avid reader of all genres, Lisa has worked in the publishing industry since 1997. She is currently working as Managing Editor of Shadow Mountain Publishing. Besides books, she loves movies, trips to Disneyland, and vanilla ice cream topped with fresh raspberries. She lives in Utah, with her husband, Tracy.
She is the author of four award-winning YA novels, The Hourglass Door, The Golden Spiral, The Forgotten Locket, and After Hello.