Liza Bennett is a former advertising and publishing executive. She founded Bennett Book Advertising, Inc. (now Verso Advertising), which specialized in book publishing accounts, and built it into the industry leader. Since selling the agency, Ms. Bennett has had four novels published, all of which are set in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts where she and her husband live half the year. In addition to the Academy of American Poets, where she serves on the Executive Committee, she serves on the Board of the Friends of the West Stockbridge Library and is Secretary of the West Stockbridge Historical Society. She attended the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.