Lisa Nowak

Biography

In addition to being a YA author, Lisa Nowak is a retired amateur stock car racer, an accomplished cat whisperer, and a professional smartass. She writes coming-of-age books about kids in hard luck situations who learn to appreciate their own value after finding mentors who love them for who they are. She enjoys dark chocolate and stout beer and constantly works toward employing wei wu wei in her life, all the while realizing that the struggle itself is an oxymoron.

Lisa has no spare time, but if she did she’d use it to tend to her expansive perennial garden, watch medical dramas, take long walks after dark, and teach her cats to play poker. For those of you who might be wondering, she is not, and has never been, a diaper-wearing astronaut. She lives in Milwaukie, Oregon, with her husband, four feline companions, and two giant sequoias.

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Books

The McCall Initiative Episodes 1.7-1.8
Series: The McCall Initiative. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,200. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2016 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
With the fight against Sarto intensifying, Logan and Piper face the daunting task of convincing President Cooper to trust potential allies. Assistance comes from an unlikely source, but when the team receives shocking news, Piper is forced to make a choice that may cost the rebels every bit of the progress they’ve fought so long and hard for.
The McCall Initiative Episode 1.9: Redemption
Series: The McCall Initiative, Episode 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,010. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Redemption is episode 9 of the ten-part first season of The McCall Initiative, a story told in serial form. What if the Pacific Northwest seceded from the United States? In 2063, it has. In this episode, when a tragic loss threatens the team, Bailey and the president strive to make amends for their mistakes. This episode is approximately 157 pages or 49,500 words.
The McCall Initiative Episode 1.8: Rebellion
Series: The McCall Initiative, Episode 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,520. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Rebellion is episode 8 of the ten-part first season of The McCall Initiative, a story told in serial form. In this episode, as Logan and the team attempt to recruit an army, Piper faces a difficult choice—aid her friends in their efforts or abandon the rebellion to go after her family. This episode is approximately 202 pages or 67,000 words.
The McCall Initiative Episode 1.7: Alliance
Series: The McCall Initiative, Episode 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,780. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Alliance is episode 7 of the ten-part first season of The McCall Initiative, a story told in serial form. What if the Pacific Northwest seceded from the United States? In 2063, it has. In this episode, Piper and Logan go to great lengths to recruit allies in the struggle against Sarto. This episode is approximately 159 pages or 52,500 words.
The McCall Initiative Episodes 1.4-1.6
Series: The McCall Initiative. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,190. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Piper and her friends have finally gotten to the bottom of the disappearances, but in the process they’ve uncovered a conspiracy far deeper than they ever imagined. Now it’s up to them to save the president’s life—and the future of Cascadia. But when things don’t go quite as planned, they’re faced with challenges that test them to the limits and push them into making a terrifying decision.
The McCall Initiative Episode 1.6: Desperation
Series: The McCall Initiative, Episode 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,510. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Desperation is episode 6 of the ten-part first season of The McCall Initiative, a story told in serial form. What if the Pacific Northwest seceded from the United States? In 2063, it has. In this episode, Piper takes drastic measures in an attempt to save the life of a key political figure. This episode is approximately 110 pages or 35,600 words.
The McCall Initiative Episode 1.5: Requisition
Series: The McCall Initiative, Episode 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,020. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Requisition is episode 5 of the ten-part first season of The McCall Initiative, a story told in serial form. What if the Pacific Northwest seceded from the United States? In 2063, it has. In this episode, Logan and Bailey go to great risks to requisition desperately needed medical supplies. This episode is approximately 122 pages or 40,000 words.
The McCall Initiative Episode 1.4: Liberation
Series: The McCall Initiative, Episode 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,770. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Liberation is episode 4 of the ten-part first season of The McCall Initiative, a story told in serial form. What if the Pacific Northwest seceded from the United States? In 2063, it has. In this episode, Logan and Piper make a daring attempt to rescue a key political figure. This episode is approximately 133 pages or 44,000 words.
The McCall Initiative Episodes 1.1-1.3
Series: The McCall Initiative. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 76,650. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
What if the Pacific Northwest seceded? In 2063, Cascadia’s closed border keeps out U.S. climate refugees. Piper’s sure her brother’s stories about poor people vanishing are rumors—until she comes home to an empty house. Losing her future, her family, and her freedom, she must get to the bottom of the disappearances. But the only one who can help might be the boy whose family displaced her own.
The McCall Initiative Episode 1.3: Conspiracy
Series: The McCall Initiative, Episode 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,920. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Conspiracy is episode 3 of the ten-part first season of The McCall Initiative, a story told in serial form. What if the Pacific Northwest seceded from the United States? In 2063, it has. Logan, Bailey, and Zoey take perilous steps to learn more about who’s behind the kidnappings. This episode is approximately 65 pages or 20,000 words.
The McCall Initiative Episode 1.2: Revelation
Series: The McCall Initiative, Episode 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,710. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Revelation is episode 2 of the ten-part first season of The McCall Initiative, a story told in serial form. What if the Pacific Northwest seceded from the United States? In 2063, it has. Using his knack for strategy and his sister’s computer skills, Logan crafts a plan to help Piper find her family. This episode is approximately 94 pages or 31,000 words.
The McCall Initiative Episode 1.1: Deception
Series: The McCall Initiative, Episode 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,360. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Adventure » Action
What if the Pacific Northwest seceded? In 2063, Cascadia’s closed border keeps out U.S. climate refugees. Piper’s sure her brother’s stories about poor people vanishing are rumors—until she comes home to an empty house. Losing her future, her family, and her freedom, she must get to the bottom of the disappearances. But the only one who can help might be the boy whose family displaced her own.
Redline
Series: Full Throttle, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,370. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Now that Jess DeLand has escaped her alcoholic mother’s grip, all she wants is a chance to be normal. But when her past crashes headlong into her present, all hopes of normal go spinning off into the weeds. Jess’s attempts to spare her friends—and herself—from the things she’d rather keep hidden, threaten to destroy the new life she’s built. Maybe normal is too much to ask for.
Dead Heat
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,070. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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The only kindness Alex ever knew was through Cole, his mentor. Now Cole's dead and Alex's grief is worse than the abuse from his meth-addict father. When Cole appears as a ghost, Alex clings to the link--until he learns Cole might've given up his chance to cross over. The only hope for either is if Alex can find the courage to get out. But after the last attempt, he's terrified of trying again.
Driven
Series: Full Throttle, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,530. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
The last thing on 16-year-old Jess DeLand’s wish list is a boyfriend. There are more important things to hope for, like a job fixing cars or an end to her mom’s drinking. But when luck hands her the chance to work on a race car, Jess finds herself rushing full throttle into a world of opportunities—including a boy who doesn’t mind the grease under her fingernails.
Getting Sideways
Series: Full Throttle, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,340. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Being sent to live with Race was the best thing that ever happened Cody. Then a speedway wreck nearly ruined everything. A chance to build his own car seems like a great distraction-until Cody realizes he'll have to live up to Race's legendary status. But without his dad's permission, that's the least of his worries. Now he has to keep Race in the dark until he can convince his dad racing's safe.
Running Wide Open
Series: Full Throttle, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 96,620. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
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When 15-year-old Cody gets shipped off to live with his uncle, Race, he's sure he'll be in for the same disappointment and abuse he's gotten from every other adult in his life. The last thing he expects is for Race and his speedway buddies to become the family he's always longed for. But can Cody get a handle on his super-charged temper before it messes up his last chance to get his life on track?

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