Lanniko L. Lee is a Charter Member of the Oak Lake Writers. She was born and raised along the Missouri River in what was formerly Armstrong County in South Dakota. She received her baccalaureate degree from Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Arts degree in English from the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College.
Lanniko’s book reviews, articles, essays, and poetry have appeared in several publications, including The American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Paintbrush, Ikce Wicasta, Shaping Survival, One House, Many Skies, Whole Terrain, Writer’s Forum, and Country Congregations: South Dakota Stories. Lee has taught English and communication skills in South Dakota public schools and state universities. Currently, she is an independent scholar and an education consultant. She also owns and operates the Birdsong Inn and Guest House in Java, South Dakota.