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Guest Post: Lisa Orchard
Categories: Guest Posts, Authors, Astraea, On Writing, Musa Publishing
Please welcome author Lisa Orchard as she shares her personal story on why she writes YA.
WRITING YA: LISA ORCHARD
Hello Everyone! I’m Lisa Orchard and I’m the author of the Young Adult Thriller, “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer”. I’m here guest blogging for Liz today, and I want to take a minute and thank her for allowing me to visit with all of you. Thanks Liz!
When I first started writing my book, there was no question that I was going to write a Young Adult novel. I love this age group! Everything is new and exciting! It’s that time in life when the world is your oyster and anything is possible.
I also feel that this is the time when you develop your strongest bonds. I still keep in touch with my friends from my teen years and it’s so much fun to get together and discuss our escapades. When I look back on my life I realize that these years were some of my happiest and I wouldn’t trade these friendships for anything in the world.
When I wrote this story I also wanted to write something that taught our young people some valuable life lessons. I wanted the readers to learn these lessons right along with the characters. In my Super Spies story I’ve tried to do this while writing something that will keep the reader entertained.
So, check out my blurb below and leave a comment, you could win a copy of my e-book “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer”!
Lisa Orchard grew up loving books. Her debut novel "The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer," is a suspenseful thriller about young girls thrust into a situation and the choices they make. The setting is Harrisburg, a small town in Michigan, much like the town where Lisa grew up. Many of her characters' adventures stem from her exploits as a young teen. After graduating from Central Michigan University with a Marketing Degree she spent many years in the insurance industry, pining to express her creative side. The decision to stay home with her children gave her the opportunity to follow her dream and become a writer. She currently resides in Rockford Michigan with her husband, Steve, and two wonderful boys. Currently, she's working on the second novel that stars the same quirky teens, and she hopes to turn the Super Spies into a series. When she's not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, and reading.
Please support Lisa by purchasing her latest book The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer from Astraea Press.
This book opens in a small town in Michigan where fifteen-year-old Sarah Cole is stuck spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncle’s with her sister, Lacey. She’s not happy with the situation until she befriends a girl named Jackie. The three girls stumble upon the ruthless murder of a reclusive neighborhood woman. One of the officers investigating the crime believes the girls are responsible for her death. Fearing that this officer will frame them for the murder, the girls organize their own detective squad. They become the Super Spies and start their own fact-finding mission. The Super Spies can’t understand why anyone would want to murder the “Cat Lady” until they start digging into her past and discover a horrible crime that happened thirty years ago. They uncover a connection between the two crimes and attempt to bring this information to the police, only to be reprimanded for meddling in the inquest. Not only are the girls upset by the admonition, but they also struggle with the fact that their exuberant investigating could provide a legal loophole allowing the killer to go free. To make matters worse, the police don’t even believe them. Frustrated by this turn of events, the Super Spies realize it’s up to them to snare the Cat Lady killer, or die trying…
Find Lisa Orchard Online:
- Website/Blog: www.lisaorchard.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-Orchard/328536613877060
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/lisaorchard1
**Read about why other authors write YA (see Why I Write YA index)**
Wish the interview had been a bit longer, though.
I love your enthusiasm Lisa.
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