Sheila Lischwe is fascinated by turn-of-the-century literary salons and likes to imagine Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound huddled over a Story Grid spreadsheet. In her editing practice, she aims to model the same mentorship, guidance and expertise for budding authors that characterized these early precursors of the Story Grid community. Sheila has spent her entire career (except for one early stint at an indie bookstore) in higher education. She earned a doctoral degree in higher education administration from Saint Louis University, and is finishing a masters degree in Writing, Rhetoric and Media at Clemson University in South Carolina (thanks to employee tuition remission). She co-edits a professional peer-reviewed journal and is working steadily on her first novel, a thriller set in Upstate New York. A firm believer in “where there’s a will there’s a way,” Sheila hopes to be part of the way aspiring authors can transform their ideas and drafts into finished works for all the world to enjoy.