Author Interview with Lisa Orchard (+ Giveaway)!
Posted by Nicole
Today, I have an interview with Lisa Orchard, the author of The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer. Lisa was also kind enough to offer up TWO eBook copies of The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer for two lucky readers, so keep reading for instructions on how to enter. 🙂
1) When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I started reading books pretty early and by fifth grade I was writing my own mysteries. I guess you could say Nancy Drew inspired me. Anyway, I knew I wanted to be a writer in fifth grade. J
2) How did you come up with the story “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer”?
The story is based on some of my own teenage exploits. However, these exploits are greatly embellished in the story. I wanted to be a detective when I was young and my friends and I developed our own detective squad.
3) What do you hope readers will take away from “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer”?
Hmmm…good question. What I hope readers take away from the story is that old adage, “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” I wanted the reader to learn right along with the characters that there are reasons why people act the way they do and not to be too quick to judge someone who’s different too harshly.
4) If there is one piece of advice that you could give aspiring writers, what would it be?
Keep writing. Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done, because it can be.
5) What can we expect from you in the future? Is there anything in particular that you’re working on?
I just signed the contract for the second book in the “Super Spies” series, it is tentatively scheduled for release sometime this summer. It’s titled “The Super Spies and the High School Bomber”, and my beta readers really enjoyed it!
6) Describe “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer” in three words.
Spine-tingling suspense 🙂
Where you can find Lisa online:
About “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer”:
ebook, 277 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by 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…
Interested in winning one of two eBook copies? All you need to do is comment below with a valid e-mail address and which format you’d prefer. Again, this is for an eBook copy.
Of course, the usual rules follow:
- Must be 13 years old or older.
- Must provide a valid email address.
- Giveaway runs from 5/23/12 until 5/27/12.