Friday, March 1, 2013

Lisa Ard, Dream Team, plus #giveaway


AUTHOR: Lisa Ard
BOOK TITLE: Dream Team, Dream Seekers Book Two
PUBLISHER: Dream Big Publishing (Createspace)
GIVEAWAY?: Sure, 1 paperback or 5 kindle copies

Tell me a little about your book. 

Dream Seeker Adventure series
The Dream Seeker Adventure series is a collection of chapter books, ideal for ages 7-10. In this fantasy series, readers are introduced to Patrick and his dream-seeking family. Patrick is twelve years old and at the age when he's experiencing a lot of change, both physically and emotionally. Most of that change is out of his control, but how he reacts to that change is important. Patrick's family and best friends are important to his adventures too. When life and dreams seem out of control, Patrick knows he is not alone.

Dream Team
Dream Seekers Book Two
When Patrick's voice begins to change, he declares disaster! But one magnificent dream will introduce Patrick to some real-life heroes, who faced far greater adversity. Patrick discovers that his troubles are minor league in comparison. Will Patrick find the courage to face his fears?

What gave you the idea for this particular story? 
This is the 2nd in the Dream Seeker series, which focuses on Patrick a 12-year old dream seeker. For this particular book, I wanted to highlight the great baseball careers of Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth, as well as the adversity they faced. This ties in nicely to the feelings of young kids as they face new challenges and the feeling of “total disaster” any small crisis brings.

Are you a full-time writer or part-time, and how do you organize your writing time?
Part time and much less part-time lately. However, I am working on a new Young Adult thriller, which I’m quite excited about.

When did you first know you wanted to be a writer? 
When I was a little kid. It only took me about 35 years to fulfill that wish.

Which genres do you write, which do you prefer, and why? 
I write middle grade and now venturing into young adult. I prefer middle grade, because it seems more magical and imaginative. Young adult has more angst.

Is there anything in your story based upon a real life event? If so, tell me about it. 
Yes. My son plays baseball and the pictures of Patrick are my son, modified with GIMP software. 

What kind of research did you do for this type of story? 
I read a lot about Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and Lou Gehrig – all juvenile non-fiction books to get a sense of the message kids would have heard about these baseball greats.

What about your book makes it special? 
It’s dedicated to my son, who made a baseball fan of me. I’ve never been much of a sports nut, but I love going to his games and cheering him on – his whole team for that matter.


  1. Sports are always enjoyable when someone you love plays them!

    Nice interview!