Lisa Crayton

Lisa A. Crayton is a writer, editor, and ghostwriter of nonfiction for children and teens. She is
the author of 14 children’s books and the co-author of 6 others. Topics include biographies,
Black history, literary criticism, and STEM. Her recent books include Beating Bullying Against
Teens With Disabilities (2019) and Wangari Maathai: Get to Know the Woman Who Planted
Trees (2020). A 2020 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow, she will teach a
workshop on writing nonfiction for kids at the conference sponsored by Arizona State
University’s Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. She earned a Master of Fine Arts
(Creative Writing) degree from National University and a dual degree in public relations and
journalism (cum laude) from Utica College. Her professional memberships include the American
Copy Editors Society, Society of Children Book Writers & Illustrators and the Evangelical Press