I would have to say the Tulip is my favorite Spring flower. It comes in a variety of vibrant colors and it’s a very hardy plant. It’s so nice to see the bright colors after a long hard winter. When I see them, it’s a sure sign that the winter season is over. These beautiful flowers thrive in climates that have long cool springs and dry summers. That’s why they’re perfect for the state of Michigan.
According to Wikipedia, the Tulip first flowered in the Netherlands about 1594. They spread rapidly throughout Europe and became so popular, that the period between the years 1634 and 1637 has been coined “Tulip Mania.” During this time tulips were so expensive that they were considered a form of currency.
It’s believed that the first Tulip bloomed in the United States on the Fey Estate in Massachusetts between the years 1847 and 1865. As you can see tulips have been thriving for a long time. That makes me happy!
1. I have two beautiful boys, Kyle and Ethan and they are my inspiration for everything I do.
2. I had both my boys in my forties, and I’m glad. I feel that I’m a better mother now than I would’ve been in my twenties and thirties. I did a lot of growing in those years. However, they have a lot more energy than I do, so that is a challenge at times.
3. I run to stay in shape. I also walk when I don’t feel like running, any type of movement is good.
4. I want to use my blog as a way to help young teens deal with the issues that they face today.
5. I’m hoping that my writing will reach out and touch young people in a good way.
Thank you for sharing those facts. Why do I like being an author?
I love being an author, because the idea of creating a whole new world is very appealing to me. It allows me to teach life lessons that the young teen can learn right along with my characters.
I agree with loving the feeling of creating a "whole new world." What is your favorite novel?
My favorite novel is “To Kill a Mocking Bird.” I loved that story when I was young and I still do today. I identified with Scout when I was younger and feel that I had that same pluckiness that Scout did. I really like pluckiness in my characters.
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.
Love it! Sounds like a great story. Where can readers find your book online?
Purchase Link for The Super Spies and the Cat lady Killer
I enjoyed writing my book because it took me back to my own teen years and brought back many happy memories.
In my younger years I too, wanted to be a detective just like the lead character Sarah. In fact, my friends and I formed our own detective squad! I must say thinking back on those days bring back some of my best memories. While reminiscing , I came up with the idea of the Super Spies series and the first book, "The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer" was born.
I've just finished writing the second book in this series and I'm now going through the editing process. I'm really excited about the second one and it stars the same quirky teens. Keep me on your radar because there's more to come!
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Lisa, thanks so much for guesting today and chatting with me. I enjoyed learning more about you and your new book.
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