|(Miss Cup illustrated by Marianne Greiner; courtesy of Lisa Saunders, author of Once Upon a Placemat)|
Lisa Saunders is an award-winning writer and TV talk show host. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of seven books, is a part-time historical interpreter at Mystic Seaport and instructor at New London Adult and Continuing Education. She lives in Mystic, Connecticut, with her husband, Jim, and hound, Doolittle, where she created a little history of her own by helping Connecticut become the second state in the country to enact a law combating the #1 viral cause of birth defects, congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV), a disease that led to the disabilities and death of her younger daughter, Elizabeth. Contact Lisa directly for author visits at LisaSaunders42@gmail.com.