Here’s Lisa!

LisaRpettyAuthor4 copy  I’m a two-cat crazy author who also happens to have two dogs, which means I spend a lot of time talking to animals.  They haven’t started talking back. Yet.

I started writing when I was 7 when I would jot down alternate plot lines for the Saturday morning cartoons. We only watched cartoons on Saturdays way back then.  

Due to the magic of National Novel Writing Month, I wrote a book! In Misfit Academy we get a glimpse of a non-traditional school through the eyes of a regular student.  Scott Price feels like the biggest nerd at Concord Academy, a small private school in South Florida, and a supposed safe haven for misfits from kindergarten to twelfth grade. All is not as it appears to the tuition-paying parents. The harsh punishments from the overly dramatic principal, along with the actions of her favorite student, a bully named Wolfgang, bring stress to the students and faculty at the school. 

During his sophomore year, Scott’s life steps into Bizarro world. Ashley, a new girl, constantly distracts him, and he can’t help but act like a complete idiot around her. A classmate is hospitalized due to a fight, and Scott’s best friend is arrested for assault.  Another friend shares a somewhat shocking secret with Scott. At home, Scott’s normally calm parents alternate between arguing and giving each other the silent treatment.  Scott can barely keep up with all of the drama, and he fears the changes that may be coming. If you want to read more about Scott and the rest of the students at Concord, you can buy Misfit Academy here.  You can also read it for free if you have Amazon Prime. 

I love writing a YA novel, so I decided to write another.  I am currently writing The Lizard King Club, a novel that explores what would happen if certain members of the 27 club reincarnated. The 27 club is a name given to a group of musicians who died at age 27.  I’m not sure when this one will be published, but I will post a link here once it is published.  

In addition to making up stories in my head, I also like to blog, eat my husband’s delicious cooking, embarrass my teen son and spend way too much time on Facebook and Twitter. I’m also on Instagram and Pinterest, but I can’t really be bothered with them for the most part.  If you like cat pictures and the occasional political joke,  follow my author page on Facebook.  

Email me at .