Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spellman Files series, HEADS YOU LOSE (with David Hayward) and the children's book, HOW TO NEGOTIATE EVERYTHING (illustrated by Jaime Temairik). Her latest book, HOW TO START A FIRE, was published in May 2015. Lutz has won the Alex award and has been nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel.
Although she attended UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, the University of Leeds in England, and San Francisco State University, she still does not have a bachelor's degree. Lisa spent most of the 1990s hopping through a string of low-paying odd jobs while writing and rewriting the screenplay Plan B, a mob comedy. After the film was made in 2000, she vowed she would never write another screenplay. Lisa lives in a town you've never heard of in upstate New York.