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Writing As

Lesa Boutin

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Amanda Noble


Amanda’s life is a zoo. For real. Her family owns the Noble’s Ark Zoo, and it’s equipped her with a particular set of skills. She can worm goats, bottle-feed a sick chinchilla, and wrangle a wayward snake with her eyes closed. But when her father becomes a local TV celebrity where he’s pecked, clawed, and pooped on for Central Florida’s viewing pleasure, she’s not sure how to cope with it. Change her name? Move to another city? Then there’s Kyler. He’s her best friend—the guy who taught her to belch the alphabet kind of friend. And friends don’t date friends. Right?


When the family is in danger of losing the zoo, it may take more than a working knowledge of gator wrestling and avoiding the business end of a skunk for Amanda to handle a second-string mobster, find a missing body, and convince Kyler they’re meant to be together. All this without suffering an epic social media fail. #zoolife

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Amanda Noble


After their encounter with a mobster and a living corpse, life at the Noble’s Ark Zoo has returned to normal for Amanda and her father. Amanda’s internet show, #Zoolife, is a viral hit, and the appearances she and her dad make on TV have resulted in record numbers of guests at the zoo. For once, things are going well for the Nobles. Until the day a gorgeous woman enters her father’s life. Amanda wants to be happy he’s dating for the first time since her mother’s death. Really, she does. But there’s something about the woman that’s not quite right. She’s sneaky. Hiding something. And Amanda believes she’s involved in the illegal trade of exotic animals.


Enlisting the help of her two closest friends, Amanda sets out to uncover the truth. The only thing stopping her is the new guy at school. He turns up everywhere she goes. So far, he’s wrecked her truck, lost her homework, and made her the-butt-of-the-joke in class. Still, it will take more than a good-looking troublemaker to stop her from saving her dad and the zoo she dearly loves.

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Writing As

Lesa Howard

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Phantom's Dance

Christine Dadey’s family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later, Christine struggles to compete among the Academy’s finest dancers, her parents are on the brink of divorce, and she’s told no one about her debilitating performance anxiety and what she’s willing to do to cope with it.

Erik was a ballet prodigy, a savant, destined to be a star on the world’s stage, but a suspicious fire left Erik’s face horribly disfigured. Now, a lonely phantom forced to keep his scars hidden, he spends his nights haunting the theater halls, mourning all he’s lost. Then, from behind the curtain, he sees the lovely Christine. The moldable, malleable Christine.

Drawn in by Erik’s unwavering confidence, Christine allows herself to believe Erik’s declarations that he can transform her into the dancer she longs to be. But Christine’s hope of achieving her dreams may be her undoing when she learns Erik is not everything he claims. And before long, Erik’s shadowy past jeopardizes Christine’s unstable present as his obsession with her becomes hopelessly entangled with his plans for revenge.

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