Lisa is the author of romantic suspense, Chancing Hope, legendary love story, Holder of the Horses, and the thrilling mystery For the Garden.
Lisa lives in western Oregon with her best friends, husband Adam and two sons, Christian and Preston. Apart from family, she has two great passions.
The first, being an author of stories gifted to her from, sometimes life, and sometimes powerful inspiration and imagination. She has become known for captivating her readers and has been accused on many occasions, that she’s caused them to burn too much of the midnight oil devouring every last word before dawn. If this were the case with you, she sends her apology (but is indeed quite ecstatic).
The second is horseback riding. If asked, she says her obsession with horses and endless desire to ride and compete didn’t spawn from any one event, but that she was born with it, pure and simple.
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A BIT ABOUT ME
As an author, there is nothing I find more exhilarating than encountering those remarkable moments when what I thought was "my story" develops, much like a child, and becomes a story of its own. Boldly tugging me along, luring me to chase after startling discoveries and uncovering rightful identities of yearning characters.
As a person, there is nothing I find more exhilarating than living in the actual moment and experiencing life all around and within me. I believe a good author knows how to write, but a great storyteller knows how to live.
FOR THE GARDEN
By – Lisa Slater
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Years ago, the unimaginable murder of eleven-year-old Samuella Rose, Sarina Rose’s twin sister, left Sarina in a downward spiral, plagued by nightmares. Fifteen years later - the case still wide open - the only way she has been keeping her head above water is her massage therapist, Duane Whitson, who helps her combat the daily torture of head pains, and Detective Small, who had never given up on combing every lead in search for justice. However, it’s her unlikely roommate, Becky Bracken, that introduces Sarina to a new approach. Together, they discover there might be more to these nightmares than residing childhood trauma.
A cold shiver covered Becky’s arms and legs with goosebumps. This was beyond superstition or hoaxes. This was actually happening. Graver still, she suspected, Sarina had no idea.
As Sarina attempts to consider Becky’s impossible prospect, that her dead sister was trying to communicate with her, she finds that it’s difficult to have faith, and not lose one’s saneness. Finding the killer could be worth the risk, but if she succeeded, would anyone even believe her?
What did she have to lose? Just her sanity. Maybe her life.
Holder of The Horses
Jonny Sandgren has always known exactly what he wants to do with his life. He belongs on his family’s rugged Montana ranch, following in the respected footsteps of both of his grandfathers and his father. Convincing his mother he should forgo experiencing life outside of the ranch, and all of the possibilities that come along with the rest of the world, was another story. Maybe because she knows a little something about the cost of staying.
Amara Morris, affectionately referred to as “Grams”, and Jonny share a close connection; a zeal for Morris ranch. Over a late-night snack, Grams shares with him a twine bound book written in her own hand. Inside is a story she had never fully told anyone. Her story. And a legend.
Join the tantalizing journey through the trials of life, and ranching, where countless decisions leave a wake of lasting discoveries and loyalties - and gut-wrenching sacrifices - in this merciless land of beauty and splendor. Holder of the Horses will leave you fulfilled, and breathless.
A STORY OF LOVE AND UNPREDICTABLE SUSPENSE
Kerwyn Bartel a talented, young horse trainer, knows a thing or two about reading a horse’s ability to confront fears and recognize a good partnership. If only Kerwyn could apply those same qualities to his relationship with the vibrant Mable Conner, who just happens to be his long-time childhood best friend. Haunted by the pain his father endures at the loss of his mother, Kerwyn feels determined to not make the same mistakes. He decided to set her free a long time ago, but can he? Should he?
Mable Conner has big dreams, but growing up is hard, and life is demanding big changes. Desperately in love with her best friend, Kerwyn, how does she get him to sees her as the woman she is becoming, and not the little girl he grew up with? Also, wants to be a singer more than anything, and she’s got the voice and spirit to make it happen. With the right opportunity, anything could happen. But would leaving to sing mean leaving Kerwyn? Does he even care if she stays or goes?
When mysterious, loner Devin Hill, begins interfering, the changes quickly become an eerily, unstoppable force. To Kerwyn, Devin could be a dangerous threat. To Mable, Devin could be an opportunity. The changes they encounter may not be what either of them had expected. They both may just be left to Chancing Hope.