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Lisa Desrochers

Personal Demons, Tor Teen/Macmillan, September 14, 2010*
Original Sin, Tor Teen/Macmillan, July 2011
Hell Bent, Tor Teen/Macmillan, May 2012
*They said I should call my self a "cusp" writer. What really happened is The Elevensies found me wandering lost and alone in the publishing desert and took me in. =)

Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance—even her closest friends—and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions—for Hell—and she possesses a unique skill set that has the king of Hell tingling with anticipation. All Luc has to do is get her to sin, and he’s as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance.

Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and the angel, Gabe, is going to do whatever it takes to make sure that Luc doesn’t get what he came for. And it isn't long before they find themselves fighting for more than just her soul.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay…for all of them.

Website: www.LisaDWrites.com

Blog: http://lisadesrochers.blogspot.com

Twitter: LisaDez

Facebook: Lisa Desrochers

What made you become a writer?
My daughter reads constantly so I decided to write her a book for her birthday last year. From there I caught the bug and haven’t been able to stop writing since. Personal Demons is my third novel.

Favorite books/authors?
At the moment, I can't stop thinking about Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and Fire by Kristin Cashore.

I also love anything by JRR Tolkien, Melissa Marr, Sarah Dessen, Elizabeth Scott and Laurie Halse Anderson

Morning person or night owl?
Morning? What’s that?

PC or Mac?

What did you have for dinner today?
Skittles and Dr. Pepper A well balanced meal of…um…something.

Quick! Share 11 random things about yourself.

1. I could live forever on Skittles and Dr. Pepper.

2. I totally love my life.

3. I’m secretly in love with Orlando Bloom. (shhh)

4. I drive way too fast. (again—shhhh)

5. I play music way too loud when I’m driving way too fast.

6. My Muse is a wannabe rock star. (And he looks like Orlando Bloom—go figure.)

7. So am I. (But I don’t look like Orlando Bloom.)

8. My favorite bands, to which I frequently write, are The Fray, Nickelback, Saving Abel, Three Days Grace and Incubus.

9. I grew up all over the country, so refuse to move as an adult.

10. But I travel—a lot. (mostly for business)

11. I am sooo not ready for this book to be out in September. So much to do before then. O_O



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Jan. 26th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
Welcome, Poor Wandering One! (Cue the Gilbert and Sullivan music)

And amen to Skittles and DP!!! Doctor Pepper is the nectar of the gods...
Jan. 26th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I was completely out of Dr. Pepper and about to die of thirst. I'm so glad you rescued me!
Jan. 26th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Welcome, Lisa! I think it's exciting to be on the cusp! We're so glad you're joining us!

Your book sounds amazing!

Jan. 26th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks Sheela! Glad to be here. Added my commment to the contacts post.
Jan. 26th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
Hey Lisa! Welcome to the Elevensies! Since your novel seems a bit dark, did we use a flashlight to find you? hahahaha

Dr. Pepper and Skittles. Hmmm. How can that be bad for you? One comes from a doctor and the other is found at the end of a rainbow. I think you're on to something...

The oldest confrontation in the universe; Lucifer and the Almighty God. Have you ever read The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis?

Glad to have you here and Congrats!

Jan. 26th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, the flashlight did come in handy! I've read a lot of CS Lewis, but not that one. I'll have to pick it up. =)
Jan. 26th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
Welcome, Lisa! Glad we "found" you! Your book sounds fantastic! Love the devil/angel action!

Fast music, fast cars definitely go together! w00t!
Jan. 26th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
Fast cars with the top down! Though, right now it's pouring, so...
Jan. 26th, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
So glad you're here! Welcome to The Elevensies!

Jan. 26th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Welcome!
Thanks! You too!
Jan. 26th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Hi Lisa! I LOVE your synopsis! PERSONAL DEMONS sounds fascinating and I'm so glad I won't have to wait until 2011 to read it! :)

Welcome to the group!!!
Jan. 27th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
Thanks Amy!
Jan. 26th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)

I love your list of books - Suzanna Collins Rocks!

I didn't know Tor had a teen line - who is your editor?
Jan. 27th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
Hi, Lisa. PERSONAL DEMONS will be The Elevensies first official pub date. Let's have a party!
Jan. 27th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
I'm always up for a party! =)
Jan. 27th, 2010 05:39 am (UTC)
Hi Lisa!

All hail Orlando Bloom and Skittles!

Jan. 27th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)
I think there's a book in that somewhere...
Jan. 27th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
Hi Lisa! Welcome to the Elevensies! PERSONAL DEMONS sounds fantastic.

And ditto on CATCHING FIRE. I dream about that series, I'm so obsessed with it.
Jan. 27th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
And it's sooooo mysterious. Not even a title yet...
Jan. 27th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the Elevensies, Lisa! Your story sounds like great fun -- I already want to know more about this possible triangle between Frannie, Luc and Gabriel!

Oh, and my "secretly in love with" list is so long that you should feel no shame about your crush on Orlando Bloom.
Jan. 27th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And it's definitely a love triangle. That's what my speed revisions were all about. Just dumped it in my editors lap yesterday, but the triangle was almost too big to download. (It's got sharp edges too.) =)
Jan. 28th, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
yay Lisa!! it's so great to see you here :)
Jan. 28th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Great to be here! Thanks! See you on the YA Highway...
Jan. 28th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you found your way here! ;)

Can't wait to hear more about your book - sounds very cool. *off to add it on Goodreads*
Jan. 28th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Yay!! Thanks. I'm working hard to try to get the word out before Sept. O.O
Jan. 29th, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
Woohoo! So glad you're here. Your book sounds incredible--we really have to wait till 2011? I'll raise your Skittles with Twizzlers and your Dr. Pepper with Diet Coke. I swear they put crack in these things!
Jan. 29th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Oh wait...we don't have to wait till 2011...at least not totally! Bring on September!
Jan. 29th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
No...no, you don't. Unless you want to, of course...which would be fine too. =)
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The Elevensies
a mid-morning snack
with coffee or tea

A group of YA and MG authors whose first books debut in 2011


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