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Lisa Lewis Tyre
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Writer, Blogger, Social Media Evangelist, Graphic Designer
Writer, Blogger, Social Media Evangelist, Graphic Designer

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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…
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I am hoping to post a  Middle Grade Book Review every week. Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a great non-fiction book. The book blurb: Some bugs litter. Some pass gas. Some bugs throw their poop! Discover ten of the rudest, crudest bugs around. Full…
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The Blurb: Wildly creative seventh grader Kara McAllister just had her best idea yet. She’s going to take notes on all of the boys in her grade (and a few elsewhere) in order to answer a seemingly simple question: How can she get a boyfriend? But Kara’s…
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When I finished my first middle-grade novel, Last In A Long Line of Rebels, it sat on my desk at 68,000 words. I remember being at a conference and hearing an editor say that a middle-grade book at 60,000 + words would never sell. I’m happy to report that…
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At the recent SCBWI Southern Breeze conference, I spoke to a group of writers about social media. We spent a great deal of time discussing blogs, and I mentioned that one way to increase traffic is to participate in a blog party.   If all of this sounds…
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It’s always nice to get publicity for my book, but it’s extra special when it comes from my hometown. Thanks, Overton County News. I can’t wait to see everyone on the 24th!
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I think we can all agree that the Bible is a good book, but if you had to name ONE part that gets skimmed over, what would it be? The “begats” obviously. The fact that someone begat someone else is vitally important to historians, but for those of us who…
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I found a nifty social media tool today for Twitter – Spruce! It’s very simple and easy to use, and FREE. You write what you want to say, choose a photo from their library or upload your own, then share the image via twitter. It automatically makes it the…
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History doesn’t just have to be about your own family, it can be about anything – famous generals, places, and even trees! In Last In A Long Line of Rebels, Lou lives in a town named Zollicoffer. In reality, there’s no such town. There is, however, an…
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I was speaking with one of my awesome cousins this past weekend about family history, and he mentioned that a great, great, great grandfather on my dad’s side – Issac Newton Brown, had a pretty impressive feat.   Here he is looking very pale. So, Issac…
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