A little over five years ago, Liz Eisen was diagnosed with an obscure chronic inner ear disease called Meniere’s Syndrome. In addition to tinnitus and hearing loss, Meniere’s causes severe debilitating vertigo, which plagued her for years. Liz has written a memoir about living and thriving with this disease and its’ symptoms constantly intruding on her life and that of her family. She is currently shopping her manuscript for an agent and publisher. Her essay entitled “The Restorative Power of Knitting”, which was adapted from her memoir, was published in the Holiday 2009 issue of Knit Simple magazine. She has also been featured on NPR’s “This I Believe” and is a member of the online women’s writing network “She Writes”. Liz lives with her husband and three children in Santa Clarita, California. She can be contacted through her website http://www.lizeisen.com.