May 6, 2019

Lisa Schmid enjoys conjuring up a good scare for her readers and family. When she’s not startling people (in the most loving way, of course) she takes part in charity work and pug wrangling.  

Lisa is from Folsom, California, the home of the 1849 Gold Rush. She liv...

April 27, 2019

I am so happy to have received a fantastic review from Foreword Reviews! 

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April 12, 2019

This week I had so much fun on the Folsom Show with Adam Frick. I love talking about Ollie Oxley and The Ghost. Check out my interview!

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April 5, 2019

Writing for Younger Middle Grade Readers

Categories in children’s publishing seem to come and go with the seasons—remember that fleeting “tween” category everybody was so excited about a few years back? But whether publishers market to these thin slices of readership or...

March 19, 2019

A preteen detective solves an important case with an unusual partner.

Ollie Oxley is not pleased about moving again, but his mom’s new job at the Bingham Theater in Granite City, California, may provide some form of permanence. After moving so many times, Ollie’s friend...

February 1, 2019

Best. Day. Ever. I just finished reading the first chapter of Ollie Oxley and The Ghost to local elementary kids. 👻 Hopped from room to room and it was a BLAST! 🎈My cup is filled to the brim with joy.  #WorldReadAloudDay2019

January 24, 2019

Reviews are coming in and I could not be more thrilled with the response to Ollie Oxley and The Ghost! Here is just one of the reviews posted on GoodReads: 

Ollie is tired of moving. Nothing has been the same since his father left them. They've been moving often enough...

December 16, 2018

You can now pre-order Ollie Oxley and The Ghost: The Search for Lost Gold! I am happy to report that my book was the #1 New Release in Children's 1800s American Historical Fiction! Order Now! 

December 16, 2018

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