Written By Lisa Orchard
Hello! I’m Lisa Orchard and I’m the author of the spine-tingling thriller “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer.” It’s a great story for any age!
I’m guest blogging today at Astraea Press and I want to thank them for inviting me here. I’d like to share a funny tidbit about writing my debut novel. While I was writing my story about Sarah Cole and her band of Super Spies, I had to do a lot of research. After all, I’ve never found a dead body before!
So, I called down to my Local State Police post, because who knows more about finding dead bodies than the police? I politely introduced myself and explained the reason for the phone call. When I told the officer that I was doing research for a book, he paused and cleared his throat. While he paused I heard him fumbling around.
I imagine he was turning on a recorder, because the next thing he did was ask in a cautious tone, “This is fiction, right?”
I laughed and said, “Yes it is.” I took a few minutes to explain that I really was writing a story about teenage girls finding a dead body and I needed to get realistic details about the crime scene.
After he was reassured, he sent me to the Sergeant who was more than willing to provide me the information I needed. She was very helpful and encouraging. I’m thankful that I made that call because it made my story that much more believable and my characters that much more authentic.
Now, whenever I need some information I know where to go. They know me by name and get me to the Sergeant right away. I’m grateful for the relationship because I’ve learned a lot about crime scenes and dead bodies. The information she has provided has been instrumental in making my stories authentic. I appreciate the relationship and who knows if I’m every in hot water, I know whom to call! J
So check out my story, and let me know how I did! J
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My website is www.lisaorchard.com
You can find my book here:
Amazon buy link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JZH61K
Barnes and Noble buy link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-super-spies-and-the-cat-lady-killer-lisa-orchard/1109518725?ean=2940014338202