What’s your story? How did you get into writing?
I’ve been writing since the fifth grade, but I didn’t pursue publication until I was home with my kids. I have always loved mysteries so it was a natural genre for me to write in.
What advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Keep on writing and don’t let the rejection get you down.
What are you working on now?
A Young Adult Coming of Age Novel and I’m really enjoying writing it.
What has been the most challenging part of publishing or marketing your book?
I would have to say getting in front of my audience. My market is 8-16 year olds, mainly the tween years and it has been challenging trying to get my books in front of them.
What has been your favorite part?
The writing! I love creating new stories.
Who are your favorite authors?
I would have to say Harper Lee and Steven King. It really depends on what kind of mood I’m in. I just bought a new book by John Green and I’m anxious to start reading it.
What gave you the idea for your current work?
It kind of evolved from the first two books in the series.
If you could be any character in the book, which one would you be?
Sarah. I love her strength of character and her determination.
What other books have you written and/or are working on for the future?
Well, I’ve got three books out in the Super Spies series and their titles are:
“The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer”
“The Super Spies and the High School Bomber”
“The Super Spies and the Pied Piper”
I’m currently working on a Young Adult Coming of Age Novel and I’m really excited about it. And I’ve got an idea for the fourth Super Spies novel that I’ll start writing soon.
What’s your favorite quote?
I would have to say: “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.” Eleanor Roosevelt
That’s one of them anyway.
What’s your favorite supernatural creature?
Oh, this one’s hard. I would have to say just a plain old FRIENDLY ghost.
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…
Lisa Orchard grew up loving books. She was hooked on mysteries by the fifth grade and even wrote a few of her own. She knew she wanted to be a writer even then. “The Super Spies and the Pied Piper” is the second book in the “Super Spies” series. Her first book was published in March of 2012 and it has received rave reviews.
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 a Coming of Age Young Adult Novel. When she’s not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, and reading.