June 4, 2019

Thanks to Kidlit Exchange and Jollyfish Press (seriously, how do you make it that every book you release this year is totally awesome?) for the advance review copy of debut author Lisa Schmid’s Middle Grade fantasy/mystery OLLIE OXLEY AND THE GHOST – THE SEARCH FOR LOS...

May 9, 2019

I love when a librarian goes out of their way to make me feel welcome! 

May 9, 2019

I love doing school visits! The kids are so excited and ask such fabulous questions. During my last assembly visit, I was giving a talk on "Write What You Know." After I mentioned taking creative license, a boy raised his hand and asked, "Can kids apply for a creative...

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...

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