Lisa Schmid

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Lisa Schmid is an author, a stay-at-home mom, and a pug wrangler. When she is not scaring up ghostly adventures, she is most likely scaring up fun with her husband and son. She lives in Folsom, California, home of the 1849 Gold Rush.






Ollie Oxley and The Ghost:

Twelve-year-old Ollie Oxley is moving-again. His mom is starting another new job, this time at the Bingham Theater in Granite City, California. Moving all the time means Ollie has struggled in the making friends department, but he quickly connects with a boy named Teddy. To Ollie’s surprise, though, his first friend in town is a little more . . . unique than those he’s made in the past. Teddy is a ghost. Befriending someone who lived during the famous California Gold Rush sure does make things interesting for Ollie. But when the school bully, Aubrey, targets Ollie and it looks like the Bingham Theater might close, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Can Teddy and Ollie work together to take down Aubrey, save his mom’s job, and solve a mystery years in the making?


Praise For Ollie Oxley and The Ghost:

“A solid mystery that springs like a well-coiled mousetrap.”
–Kirkus Reviews

“Full of humor, friendship, and new beginnings.”

“An engaging story full of mystery and mischief.”
–Foreword Reviews


School Visits:

I present to 1-8 grade. A typical visit is two 45-minute presentations plus a book signing. I can also add a roundtable discussion with a small group of select students who are interested in writing. I am also available for library visits and small group discussions.

I love doing Skype visits and offer free 30-minute sessions to individual classrooms.

For more information, please fill out the contact form.

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