LRS has a master’s degree in psychology. For more than ten years she pretended to be working while she was on the floor enjoying playtime with kids.
She has lived on the eastern and western coasts of the U.S.A, as well as abroad, and currently resides in Canada with her family. Wherever she is, she can’t pass by a toy store without going inside.
When she's not writing, she can usually be found in her kitchen, where she’s either baking (and sampling) cookies or stirring a pot. (Unfortunately, she has yet to find a magical spoon.)
Sixth-grader J.J. learns there are no easy breaks in life.
When J.J. discovers the opportunity to send his maddening sisters off to WitchCamp, he has fantasies of a delightful summer. However, J.J. and his friend are soon off on a ride they didn't anticipate -- one that lands them in a chilling mess of witch hunts and creature feasts.
With his creative ideas, J.J. utilizes their risky escapades to escape. But making deals with superhuman creatures just lands them in hotter water.
Now it’s up to J.J. to save them all from certain death by being more imaginative and daring than ever before.
The video trailer
My daughter’s grotesquely long nails.
Q) How long did it take you to write?
From its first muse to its submission, it took six months.
Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
The surprises that come along with it. Often, I have the same feeling when I have to break from writing as I do when I get stopped in the middle of a book —I need to resume ASAP to discover what happens. The suspense kills me.
On that note, I particularly enjoy creating characters, throwing them into complex situations, and seeing how they surprise me.
Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Writing up synopses is a chore for me, and all the technical stuff, like searching for spacing or minor formatting errors, is a real bore.
Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
I would hate to be famous, even for a day, but if I had to succumb to this torture, I’d pick HRH Prince George’s place. Too young to realize what all the fuss is about, but old enough to enjoy fun toys (I hope), and a great grandmother with class to boot!
Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Mustard, that most be approaching its birthday. There’s not much old food in my fridge — I have two teen boys. Good thing they don’t like the yellow condiment, at least I have something to name.
Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I have a YA fantasy being released soon, but that’s under a different pen name. It’s the first in a series and I will be wrapped up in this project for awhile. But eventually I would like to write another MG fantasy featuring the characters from Launching Sisters to WitchCamp, just for fun. I’ve enjoyed my time with them, and would hate to say a final goodbye.
Thank you for having me,