At age twenty-four, Lissa Warren was named Publicity Director at David R. Godine, Publisher—a small but respected literary press in Boston. She went on to work in the publicity department of Houghton Mifflin before becoming Director of Publicity at Boston’s Perseus Publishing where she worked for three years before being promoted to Senior Director of Publicity at their sister company, Da Capo Press. Ms. Warren is the author of The Savvy Author’s Guide to Book Publicity: A Comprehensive Resource—From Building the Buzz to Pitching the Press and holds a B.S. in English Education from Miami University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Bennington College. Her poetry has appeared in such publications as Quarterly West, Oxford Magazine, Black Warrior Review, and Verse, and she serves as a Poetry Editor for the literary magazine Post Road. Since 2003, Ms. Warren has been an Adjunct Professor at Boston’s Emerson College, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Book Editing, Book Publicity, and Book Publishing as part of their Writing, Literature, and Publishing program. She also serves on the advisory council of Southern New Hampshire University’s M.F.A. writing program. In 2007, she became one of the first faculty members in Boston University’s publishing certificate program. She blogs about publishing for the Huffington Post, and has spoken about publishing for the Virginia Festival of the Book, Lesley University, New York University, Publishers Marketing Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Publishers Association of the South, BookBuilders of Boston, the Romance Writer’s Association of New England, ForeWord magazine, Grub Street, the New Hampshire Writers’ Project, the Cape Cod Writers Conference, the Concord Festival of Books, the Adirondack Writer’s Conference, the Compleat Biographer Conference, and Harvard University’s Nieman Conference, among others. She lives in Salem, New Hampshire.