LISA M. ANDRADE is an American poet, self-published author, and writing aficionado on the threshold of recognition to be celebrated for her gift and talents of creative writings. Lisa writes just as gingerly about life as she does with a powerful luminosity towards each advent of new seasons and opportunities. Her passions include all things poetic, and it is her will to inspire others to appreciate the beauty of poetry while delighting in our gifts of reading. In 2012 and 2013, Lisa won first place and runner-up several times in a National writing contest for her winning poetry and short stories. Her credits also include eleven self-published books spanning the course of six years, and most notably, being awarded a $5,000 grant in 2004 bearing her name for her love and dedication to the animals at the Putnam Humane Society. The Story of Life is a PUZZLE is the latest masterpiece to be added to her anthology collection and is dedicated to her first grandchild, Rylan Kyle Denison.