BOY IN A BAND
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Living on a quiet dead-end street Morgan Mallory is like any other thirteen-year-old girl growing up in a progressive time full of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. That is until one rainy night in a dark California neighborhood the lives of two young teens will be altered forever.
Morgan tagging along with her mother for a day is pressured to make one last stop at a friend’s house. Annoyed to be there in the first place Morgan is mortified when her mother’s friend, Ann, insists she met her son who is playing guitar in his room.
As Mathew O’Conner yanks open the door Morgan is completely taken aback by the blond haired, blue eyed, young man in front of her. When Ann leaves Morgan nervously standing in the hall alone Mathew invites Morgan in where he further mesmerizes her with the sound of his guitar. Completely and utterly unnerved by his stunning good looks and talent Morgan feels something she has never felt.
Is this her first innocent crush or something much bigger?
One thing is certain, this moment will send Morgan on an emotional journey she could have never anticipated.
Lisa Loomis was born in Oakland California and raised in San Jose until she was a sophomore in high school. Her father then took a job in the San Diego area where he moved the family to Escondido, California (or hickville as she called it). She finished high school at San Pasqual High then went to junior college at Palomar JC, ultimately graduating from San Diego State University with a BS in Finance.
Lisa started a career in mortgage banking in San Diego, California, briefly shifted to a corporate job as a territory sales representative, and then back to mortgage banking in 1996 when the family moved from the San Diego area to Park City, Utah. The move to Park City was prompted by a desire for a lifestyle change. Both she and her husband Dennis wanted to raise their two children in a smaller town environment that was still close to a large city.
In Park City, Lisa not only ran a mortgage branch but simultaneously helped Dennis run a successful construction company, Loomis Construction. Working full time, running a construction company in off hours, and raising two children was never easy but Lisa seemed to handle it all pretty well until the financial meltdown of 2008. That is when the wheels came off…completely.
Finding both her career in mortgage banking and the family business almost vanish overnight Lisa went back to a passion she’s always had, writing. It took Lisa almost four years to write “Boy In A Band”, stopping and starting, telling herself she couldn’t write a book. Once it was written Lisa foolishly thought the hard part was finished. In the last ten years, Lisa has continued to help her husband with their construction business as well as spends time writing.
Lisa’s currently lives and writes in Park City, Utah. She has been married for twenty-nine years and enjoys spending time with their grown children who live in Salt Lake City. You can find her self-published books on Amazon.
1. What is on your nightstand?
Books to read. Several of my books in various versions. Rocks–I’m a real rock fan, something about them is so simple and yet they can be so pretty. At night there is always a glass of water.
2. What author would you totally fan?
Pat Conroy, but he’s gone. He had a way of writing that was a tad dark sometimes but real. Life is messy and he let the mess show.
3. What makes you cringe?
Ahhh TYPOS they are so damn persistent. Boy In A Band has had three different editors along with me, and still, there may be a few. Some writing or punctuation is intentional for voice, but not a mis-spelling.
4. Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I don’t necessarily plot it out, but when I’m writing a story it’s constantly playing in my head. How to make it better. What characters are interesting and which need to be more so or gone. It makes me crazy at night when I wake up and can’t stop writing in my head. I live the story but go with the flow too. Sometimes my writing takes a turn that just evolves.
5. Is there a word you love to use?
I love all words! I really try to make the characters who they are. I want to hear their voice not what I think they should say. An example: an editor told me Morgan should say “as if” because it’s grammatically proper. Morgan is not an “as if” girl she’s a “like”.
Attached are my 3 pygmy goats that are pets. The moose is our wild pet–she comes to drink from our trough often.
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