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Lisa Lewis-Tyre

Biography

Lisa Lewis-Tyre

Lisa Lewis-Tyre is a Southern children’s book author represented by Susan Hawk at The Bent Agency. Her mid-grade novel, LAST IN A LONG LINE OF REBELS, is coming Fall 2015, thanks to Nancy Paulsen Books.
 
Lisa Lewis-Tyre grew up in a small town in Tennessee surrounded by her crazy family and neighbors. She learned early on that not every child had a pet skunk, a dad that ran a bar in the front yard, or a neighbor that was so large his house had to be torn down to get him out. What else could she do but write? 

Lisa Lewis-Tyre

Books by Lisa Lewis-Tyre

by Lisa Lewis-Tyre - Children's, Children's 10+, Coming of Age, Family, Family Life, Fiction

Right before Wavie's mother died, she gave Wavie a list of instructions to help her find her way in life, including this one: Be brave, Wavie B! You got as much right to a good life as anybody, so find it!  Now Wavie's back in the Holler --- and in the clutches of her Aunt Samantha Rose. Life with the devilish Samantha Rose and her revolting cousin Hoyt is no picnic, but there's real pleasure in sleeping in her own mother's old bed, and making friends with the funny, easygoing kids her aunt calls the "neighborhood-no-accounts." With their help, Wavie just might be able to prevent her aunt from becoming her legal guardian, and find her courage and place in the world.

by Lisa Lewis-Tyre - History, Youth Fiction

Lou might be only twelve, but she’s never been one to take things sitting down. So when her Civil War-era house is about to be condemned, she’s determined to save it --- either by getting it deemed a historic landmark or by finding the stash of gold rumored to be hidden nearby during the war. As Lou digs into the past, her eyes are opened when she finds that her ancestors ran the gamut of slave owners, renegades, thieves and abolitionists. Meanwhile, some incidents in her town show her that many Civil War era prejudices still survive and that the past can keep repeating itself if we let it.