Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dreaming Big with Lisa Schroeder



Before I start, check out this kiss a$$ trailer!!! It is my new fave!

I met Lisa for the first time this past summer at the SCBWI-LA conference. She was rooming with our buddy Lindsey Leavitt which automatically meant she was a doll, and boy, was she!!!! Er... IS she!!!

I can't remember how I first read Lisa's first book but I think I just picked it up at the bookstore. I had never read a book in verse before but I was hooked. It was a beautiful and easy book to read and for the first time in a long time, I cried at the end. I think I identified with the MC in some way and was touched by the way Lisa wrote about her emotions.

Needless to say I bought Lisa's second book the day it came out and once again found myself in tears at the end. How does she do that?

Yesterday, Lisa's third book hit the shelves and I can't wait to read it!

HERE is the story of her journey. Go read it! It will probably make you cry. JUST KIDDING!!!! It's awesome!

*** And, all month long Lisa's blog will be hopping with stories of people who dreamed BIG, just like she did. It's my must read site of the month.

9 comments:

Hardygirl said...

I can't wait to read this!!! And I'm heading over to her blog with a box of kleenexes.

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Caroline Starr Rose said...

I'm checking my library's listings now...

Solvang Sherrie said...

I love hearing about dreams that come true so thanks for the link!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Wow, you didn't just link, honey, you like gave me a lotta lotta love! Thank you so much - I'm honored.

I have to admit, the dream big month is as much for me as everyone else. Reading everyone's posts as they hit my inbox has been the greatest gift, at a time when I've really needed them. My last day at the day job is a week from Friday and I'm scared, but dreaming BIG that I can make this writer gig work! :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing Lisa's books with us. I'm going to buy them all. :)

Christina Lee said...

OOH I've been hearing good things--off to read her blog!

Tamika: said...

After such a glowing recommendation now I must read! Another three books should hurt my TBR list!

jessjordan said...

I just found out Lisa's books were in verse, and I'm super stoked to read them. I have them on my wishlist!

Stephanie Perkins said...

That trailer is INCREDIBLE. Thanks for sharing! I just ordered I Heart You, You Haunt Me on Amazon. It'll be my first read & I can't wait! Lisa is such a cool, cool chica.

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