Lisa Alther was born in 1944 in Kingsport, Tennessee. Lisa describes her childhood in Kingsport and how her experiences inspired her to become a writer. She is the author of six novels: Kinflicks, Original Sins, Other Women, Bedrock, Five Minutes in Heaven, and Washed In The Blood. She has also written Kinfolks, a memoir; Blood Feud a narrative history on the Hatfield-McCoy feud and a short story collection, Stormy Weather And Other Stories. Her most recent book is About Women.