schroeder-posterOne of the best things Lisa ever did was write a book called It’s Raining Cupcakes because it got her a gig as a cupcake judge at a big baking competition. At the event, she sat next to a chef who was a winner on the show “The Cupcake Wars,” though she only managed to say a few words to him because she was too busy eating cupcakes. She’s also written a couple of ghost stories and hoped she might be invited to be included in the remake of the movie “The Ghostbusters” but no such luck. Oh well. If you ever need a cupcake judge, you know who to call!

2017 Workshop: Let’s Write a Ghost Story

Ghost stories are great for beginning writers because when you get stuck, you can turn to the ghost for some haunting help! In this workshop we’ll discuss the five questions that will help you identify the nuts and bolts of a ghost story and we’ll have some fun playing around with all sorts of creepy possibilities. Don’t worry, there’s nothing to be scared of…or is that what they all say?

Caitlyn's Lucky Charm (Charmed Life #1)

by Lisa Schroeder
Caitlin hopes the good-luck charm bracelet she bought with her friends from summer camp will help as she deals with stress over her dad possibly losing his job, her mom making her do volunteer work, and going to a new school. (gr 3-6)

Mia's Golden Bird (Charmed Life #2)

by Lisa Schroeder
Mia hopes the good-luck charm bracelet she and her friends from summer camp bought will help as she deals with the gossip of classmates as she photographs birds for the grandmother of her friend, famous actress Lacy Bell. (gr 3-6)

It's Raining Cupcakes (Cupcake #1)

by Lisa Schroeder
Twelve-year-old Isabel dreams of seeing the world but has never left Oregon. When her friend, Sophie, tells her of a baking contest where the finalists will be flown to New York City, Isabel eagerly enters despite concerns about her mother. (gr 4-7)

Sprinkles and Sectrets (Cupcake #2)

by Lisa Schroeder
Twelve-year-old Sophie is excited to have the opportunity to audition for a TV commercial until she learns it is for the biggest competitor to her best friend's family's cupcake shop. (gr 4-7)

My Secret Guide to Paris (Wish Series #1)

by Lisa Schroeder
Feeling she has lost everything when her beloved grandmother passes away, twelve-year-old Nora embarks on a mysterious Parisian scavenger hunt organized by her late grandmother that helps her find healing and forgiveness. (gr 5-7)

Sealed with a Secret (Wish series #2)

by Lisa Schroeder
When Phoebe finds a beautiful antique at a flea market, and inside she discovers something truly amazing: a letter written during World War II, from a young girl to her sister who's been evacuated from London. The letter includes a "spell" for bringing people closer together: a list of clues leading all through the city. Each stop along the way adds up to magic. (gr 5-7)

Chasing Brooklyn

by Lisa Schroeder
Brooklyn can't sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca visiting her dreams. Nico can't stop. He's always running, trying to escape the pain of losing his brother, Lucca. But when Lucca's ghost begins leaving messages, telling Nico to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface. (gr 7-12)

Far From You

by Lisa Schroeder
Alice’s story of bitterness over losing her mother to cancer, her father being emotionally distant, and the sudden addition of a stepmother and new little sister is told in first-person verse. (gr 7-12)

I Heart You, You Haunt Me

by Lisa Schroeder
Ava can't see him or touch him, unless she's dreaming. She can't hear his voice, except for the faint whispers in her mind. Most would think she's crazy, but she knows he's here. Jackson. The boy Ava thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. He's back from the dead, as proof that love truly knows no bounds. (gr 7-12)

All We Have is Now

by Lisa Schroeder
There are 27 hours, 15 minutes left until an asteroid strikes North America; for Emerson and everyone else who didn't leave, the world will end. But Emerson's world already ended when she ran away from home last year. Since then she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat. When the two friends realize they can help people’s final wishes come true, suddenly this last day seems full of possibility. Emerson and Vince can grant a lot of wishes in 27 hours -- maybe even their own. (gr 8-12)

Falling for You

by Lisa Schroeder
Rae’s always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her…and the less she wants to give. As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous. He’s not about to let her go. And with danger following her every move, Rae must fight for the life and love she deserves if she’s going to survive. (gr 9-12)

Lisa Schroeder
Cavalcade 2011 Presenter

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