Lisa Holt studied English Linguistics at York University, after which she taught English in the UK and in Japan. She then became a writer, editor and designer of children's books. She has written well over 50 phonics titles, including the well received Letterland Fix-it Phonics programme. She has won Primary Teacher Awards for the titles: My First Dictionary, Phonics Touch and Trace, Phonics Touch and Spell; Practical Pre-School Awards for the titles: Living ABC software, Far Beyond ABC and My Alphabet Storybooks which also fully meet the DfE core criteria for high quality synthetic phonics resources. More recently, she has developed an innovative range of products to teach grammar - Letterland Grammar.