Lisa’s Books



Bullies exist everywhere, even in small private schools. Their victims have different reactions.  Some ignore the taunting and shoving, some cower and hide, and some fight back.  When someone chooses to fight back, does that person become a hero or just another bully? 

Misfit Academy is a YA novel, and it is currently for sale on Amazon in paperback and Kindle form.

The book is a realistic look at what really goes on in a small private school in South Florida.  There is romance, favoritism, drug abuse and violence.  There are no vampires or werewolves, just real teens dealing with real issues.

You can read Misfit Academy for free if you have an Amazon Prime Account.  Here is the link to my author page on Amazon:  Lisa R. Petty Author Page




View the thought process of a 40 something, cat loving, work from home, hermit. This book contains humorous rants about crappy Facebook friends, celebrity crushes, and many other topics. Petty Thoughts is a compilation of my most humorous blogs, with some really awkward pictures thrown in.  This is the perfect book for readers who need short, chuckle worthy stories.  It is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format.  You can read it for free if you have an Amazon Prime Account.  Here is the link to my author page on Amazon:  Lisa R. Petty Author Page



I didn’t write this one, but I edited and published it.  When my mother-in-law, Dorothy Gerardy, passed away from pancreatic cancer, I wanted to do something to honor her.  Throughout her life, she had created many great recipes for all meals and occasions. She had them all typed and given to her children years before I met my husband.  So, I decided to reformat them and make them into a bound book.  Tried and True is for sale on Amazon. All money earned from sales is donated to the American Cancer Society.  We donated over $500 last year.  With your help, we can raise more money this year.  



Whenever I’m not grading papers, cleaning up cat and dog messes, or doing laundry, I’m writing.  Right now, I am working on three books.

PRINCESSES AND PIGGIES is a children’s series about what happens at night in the pet department of a big box store.  I will give you a hint: the hamsters and the guinea pigs run amuck.

MAKING PEOPLE CRINGE is a memoir about my non-traditional childhood.  According to experts I should have gotten pregnant in high school and/or been prostituting myself for drugs.  I chose not to participate in that.  🙂  Instead, I chose to share stories of my childhood with normal folks and watch their faces contort.  Good times. 

THE LIZARD KING CLUB is about what would happen if certain brilliant musicians who died at age 27 reincarnated.  Join the young teen versions of Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Kurt Cobain as they discover who they really are and what they need to accomplish in this life. If they make the right choices, not only will they save themselves, but possibly the world.

As you can see, I’ve got a lot of work to do.  So, if you see me spending too much time on social media, please tell me to “go write!” Just like everyone else, I tend to suffer from Facebook ADD.