The Inspiration that keeps Me Writing


20111210_ABS_1296[1]Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m Lisa Orchard the author of the best-selling Super Spies Mystery/Thriller series. I’m here today to discuss my inspiration for my writing. There have been many highlights for me during my writing career, but there’s one that really stands out.

Each year I conduct a writing workshop for a local girl’s group. It’s so nice to work with these young girls who are pursuing their dreams. They’re so eager to learn and it’s a rush to work with such inquiring young minds. Each experience is extremely rewarding and the main reason I keep writing. It’s good for the girls as well, to meet an author or an artist and realize that they’re normal people and not celebrities. It makes their dreams possible. I mean if this “normal” mom can write a book, why can’t I?

Their goals and desires become obtainable and this is what I want these young girls to realize, that they can do it with hard work and perseverance. Success doesn’t just happen to the lucky.

I want these girls to leave with that “I can do it” attitude when they finish my workshop and I feel like I accomplish it each time I do one. I want girls to grow up with the confidence that they can achieve their dreams if they “believe.” All the Emblazon Authors feel this way.

They want to inspire and motivate young people with their stories, so if you’re looking for some great middle grade reads, check out the Emblazon books. You’ll be glad you did! 😉

Thanks for reading my post. I’d love to hear what inspires you to keep writing. So leave a comment I’d love to hear from you. In addition, I’m pictured below  with the girls from the writing workshop I conducted a few months ago. I gave each one a copy of my book as a prize for participating. I must say these workshops are just plain fun! 🙂



20111210_ABS_1296[1]Lisa Orchard grew up loving books. She was hooked on mysteries by the fifth grade and even wrote a few of her own. She knew she wanted to be a writer even then.  “The Super Spies and the Pied Piper” is the second book in the “Super Spies” series. Her first book was published in March of 2012 and it has received rave reviews.

After graduating from Central Michigan University with a Marketing Degree she spent many years in the insurance industry, pining to express her creative side.  The decision to stay home with her children gave her the opportunity to follow her dream and become a writer. She currently resides in Rockford Michigan with her husband, Steve, and two wonderful boys. Currently, she’s working on a Coming of Age Young Adult Novel. When she’s not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, and reading.

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14 thoughts on “The Inspiration that keeps Me Writing

  1. I always enjoy working with young people. That’s most of the reason I coached soccer for about 20 years! And now why I write stories for them. You never know, the next Harry Potter or Hunger Games just might come from one of those girls you mentored!

    1. You’re right Alan! I can tell you enjoy working with young people not only from your awesome books but from your coaching as well! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! 🙂

  2. Yay, Lisa! Thank you for lending a helping hand to future writers! I’m hoping to do the same thing this summer in my hometown of Austin ~ and wait restlessly for the response to my application. Hugs!

  3. Wait…you’re normal? You’re not a CELEBRITY? Not in my eyes, girl! Great work planning, preparing and giving your workshops, Lisa! You’re a true leader in every sense of the word! I think that’s the reason I was drawn to you! You go, girl!

    1. Awww…you’re so sweet Sharon and right back at you! You’re a true leader as well! I appreciate your kind words and your support. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I think it’s great fun talking to kids about writing and getting their ideas and learning what interests them. Just listening to their conversations is cool. My kids are grown and my grandkids are a long ways from becoming tweens, so I enjoy visiting classrooms and interacting with them. Yay for you doing these workshops every year and helping girls realize their potential. You rock, Lisa!

  5. I love teaching writing workshops for the middle schoolers. They are so excited about writing stories that I have very little to do but start the ball rolling. I understand how you love working with these kids!

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