Sunday Spotlight – Lisa Pottgen (Author)

by Lisa Marie Pottgen
Published by Marfa House Genres: Fantasy, YA

img_0056 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa fell in love with the idea of storytelling when she first discovered the world of books at a very early age. For as long as she can remember she has wanted to write. Now, after following several different paths, the written word has once again called to her.
Her first published piece, Jacob’s Awakening, was first released as part of the anthology, “Miraculous: Tales of the Unknown.” It is currently updated and re-released as part of Marfa House’s 2016 Halloween Anthology, “The Witches’ Cavern” and as a stand alone short. Readers will be able to learn and discover more about Jacob in Lisa’s upcoming series, Living Outside the Box.
Lisa lives in Florida with her husband, three children, and Schnoodle pup. She has first-hand experience with autistic children from which she drew when developing Jacob’s character. She spends her free time reading and trying to instill the love of books in her children.
She currently has several other writing projects in the works as well, including a stand alone young adult fantasy novel and a creative non-fiction work about raising a child with autism.

FIND LISA
Twitter: @destinyisntfree
Facebook: @LPWrites
BLOG: Just Another Rabid Reader
Amazon: Amazon author page
Goodreads: Goodreads Author Page

jacobs-awakening-smashwordsEXCERPT – JACOB’S AWAKENING (All Standalone Ebook Formats Release October 18,2016)
“There you are! What took you so long to get here, my boy?” It was an older man who had spoken. He pulled away from the mass of human bodies huddled at the far end of the clearing when he saw Jacob standing there, a dazed look on his face.
Something about this man seemed very familiar to Jacob; however, he was sure he had never met him before. “Or have I?” Jacob mused to himself. Something about the older man tugged at a memory he just could not grasp. “The eyes. Those electric blue eyes, where have I seen them before,” Jacob thought to himself. Jacob himself has brilliant, emerald green eyes. He always thought they were a combination of his father’s sapphire blue and his mother’s honey.
“We have been waiting quite a long time for you to get here, Jake. I knew you would find your way to me eventually. You see, I can explain this all. Help it make more sense for you. Would you like that?”
Jacob stepped back. He was confused, didn’t understand exactly what the man was talking about. “Do not be afraid. You are dreaming and I know that everything must seem very frightening to you right now. But this is not the first dream like this you have had nor will it be the last.”

BONUS TEASER EXCERPT-TIEGAN’S FATE (WIP)
Tiegan O’Shea is just your average 16-year-old girl. She is a junior in high school. She is active on the soccer team, the swim team and the softball team. Her best friend, Kieran Tarver, is the boy next door type who has always had her back no matter what.
But there are a few things about Tiegan that are different. You see, Tiegan has been raised by a single dad. She knows really very little about her mother. Her dad has always told her that her mom died when she was very, very small. Too small, in fact to even remember her at all without the pictures that her father keeps on the mantle in the living room of their New England Colonial-style home.
If only that super relationship could have prepared them for all of the things that were about to change in their lives.

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