Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you! I’m Lisa Orchard the bestselling author of the Super Spies series, and I’d like to introduce you to a coalition of authors who have banded together to “Emblazon Stories on the Hearts of Children.” We call ourselves the “Emblazoners” and we write for that Upper Middle Grade/ Lower Young Adult Market or succinctly put the “Tween” Market. To check out the Emblazoner Website, click this link: http://emblazoners.com/
I love writing for this age group and I know the other Emblazoner authors feel the same way. It’s such an exciting time full of new experiences and emotions. There’s also a lot of angst associated with these years. To alleviate some of that angst we strive to keep our stories entertaining, while at the same time teaching with them. Whether it’s a life lesson weaved through out a suspenseful mystery, or a history lesson with a time travel thread.
Many of the Emblazoner authors use humor to tell their story and this age group loves that, especially the physical humor found in many of our comedy movies today. So if you’re looking for some great books to give to the tweens in your life. Check out the Emblazon Website, I’m sure there’s something there for even the most reluctant reader. Here’s the link: http://emblazoners.com/
Below is a sample of some of the books found on the site and there are many more! So check out the site, you’ll be glad you did!
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, or die trying…