Author Interview & Giveaway: Lisa Orchard

Awesome YA author Lisa Orchard is here today to answer some questions and to tell us all about when she discoverd a mystery of her own.....




About Lisa:

Lisa is the oldest of four children and grew up in a small town in Western Michigan. She grew up reading mysteries, starting with "The Bobbsey Twins" and "The Nancy Drew" series.

However, when missing the hustle and bustle or work a little voice appeared inside her brain and said, "It's time to write.".

So she did, and "The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer" was born, followed by her new book, "The Super Spies and the High School Bomber."

Lisa is very excited as she begins this new "chapter" in her life.

Talk to Lisa:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-Orchard/328536613877060?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisaorchard1Website: http://www.lisaorchard.com/

Interview:

Thanks so much for taking the time out, How are you? How's your day been so far?
Youre very welcome. I appreciate the opportunity to be here. Im doing great and my day has been fabulous! I woke up to some incredible news this morning and Im still reeling from it!


~ Can you share with us your latest news?

I sure can! I just woke up this morning and found out that my first book “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer” is ranked number 2 in the category of mysteries and detectives, and number 3 in the category of mystery/thrillers on the USA Amazon site. Ive just become an Amazon bestselling
author! Yeahmy day has been really great so far!

~ What's your writing journey been like so far?

Its been amazing! Its so refreshing to see the support from other authors. I worked in the corporate arena for many years and its a whole different ballgame there. J And of course I woke up this morning and realized I was an Amazon best-selling author! Yeah, Im really excited about that. J

 ~ Where do you get most of your inspiration from?

From my kids! They are so proud and excited about my books. Its great to hear them talking them up to their friends. They inspire me to keep writing. My ideas come from some of my own teen antics J and some of the events that are taking place in our world today.

~ Who is your favorite character from your novels to write about?

Its really hard to pick a favorite. J But, if I had to choose one… I would have to say Sarah. I admire her strength of character and her willingness to fight for the victims when the victims cant fight for themselves. I would like to say though, that I love the relationship between Sarah and Jackie. Their friendship is so effortless. Im sure we can all remember a friend from school that we had that kind of connection with. Anyway, they just click, even though they are opposites.

~  Who is your favourite author who writes in the same genre and what is it you love about their work?

Well…if youre talking about the mystery genre I would have to say I love David Baldacci. I love his characters and the suspense in his stories.
If youre talking about my favorite author for the Young Adult Genre, Id have to say Harper Lee. I love her book “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

~  Can you tell us anything about the project youre working on with VOLUNTEENATION and why you've chosen to?

I cant give any details about this until an official announcement is made. Were still working everything out, but I will say its an awesome project and Im excited about it. Ive chosen to do this because I want to have a positive impact on the next generation and make the world a better place for my kids.:) Thats why Im so glad I was introduced to Volunteenation. They are a very impressive organization and I hope we can work together on other projects as well. J

~ You grew up loving to read mysteries, but has there ever been a mystery you discovered?

Yes. Back in my younger days… not too long ago… J LOL; I too wanted to be a detective and my friends and I stumbled upon a mystery. Someone had vandalized my neighbors Chinese Tea House while they were on vacation. My friends and I were on the case! We were going to solve the mystery! J We tried; we questioned neighbors and looked for clues. But alas we werent successful, but that summer is one of my best memories.

~ Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Keep writing! Dont give up.

~ What is it like to be a best-selling author?

Its awesome! J I would like to take this moment and thank my family, friends, publisher, and my wonderful editors who have made this all possible. J


A MASSIVE thanks to Lisa for taking the time out! :)

You can purchase a copy of The First in the Super Spies Series:


 
About the book:
 
In a small town in Michigan, 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 and what's worse? 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 investigation. 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 investigation. 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. Frustrated by this turn of events, the Super Spies realize it’s up to them to snare the Cat Lady killer.

Or die trying...
Giveaway:

As a thanks to Lisa for taking the time out, I'm offering one lucky commenter the chance to win a Kindle copy of The Super Spies & the Cat Lady Killer. Please leave a comment with your email addie. :) Giveaway ends 28 February 2013. :) GOOD-LUCK!

 
 What do you think of the interview? Have you read any of the authors novels?

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  2. Thanks Kerry Ann for having me as your guest today! I had a great time answering your questions! :)

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  3. Congrats on hitting so high on the bestseller lists, Lisa! Atta, girl! We'll see your books in the movies yet! Cheers and great interview!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sharon! I appreciate your support! :)

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  4. Good Morning! WOW! So excited about your news! GO GIRL!!!
    Enjoyed the interview!

    Sara

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sara! I'm glad you enjoyed the interview and I appreciate your support! :)

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  5. Congrats Lisa. Loved the tale of you and your friends on the "Case of the Chinese Tea House." Makes a good title doesn't it?

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    1. It sure does! Thanks for stopping by Rita! I appreciate your support! :)

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  6. You must be thrilled with the rankings.

    I had to laugh at your sleuthing.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  7. Thanks for stopping by Mary! Yes I'm very happy with my ranking...but it means so much more when people love my story and I laugh at my sleuthing too. I miss those days of childhood innocence. :)

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