THE LOST CAUSES by Jessica Etting & Alyssa Schwartz

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Reading With Your Kids Podcast Featuring Jessica Etting & Alyssa Schwartz

Hey everyone! Today, we’re super excited to welcome Jessica Etting & Alyssa Schwartz, authors of The Lost Causes which released on September 5th! Tune in as Jessica & Alyssa talk about  their book, meeting each other for the first time, their writing process as a team, next book, and more!

Here’s more information about Jessica & Alyssa

Jessica & Alyssa are best pal writing partners who have been obsessed with reading since they used to hoard The Babysitters Club books in their bedrooms across the country from one another in Los Angeles (Jess) and Virginia (Lyss). They are the authors of the YA thriller THE LOST CAUSES  and the Georgetown Academy series.

Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz started writing together right after college when they took the “write what you know” adage to heart and wrote a TV pilot that sold to Fox about how life sucks when you’re 22, broke and a freshman in life. have written extensively for TV and film. Their YA series Georgetown Academy was released in eBook format by interactive publisher Coliloquy (since sold to Vook) and has built a strong following on Wattpad, with over 1.3 million reads and over 12,000 followers.

More about The Lost Causes

They’re the kids that no one knows — or no one wants to know. The rich depressive, the OCD chick, the hypochondriac, the drug abuser, the athlete with anger management issues. All chosen for intensive group therapy because they’re out of other options. They’re lost causes, the therapist tells them. She promises this support group will help them heal.

There’s only one problem. She’s not a therapist. And that water she offers? It contains a dangerous serum that gives each of the kids a psychic power.

Suddenly, they can think clearly, speak to ghosts, see the past, even move objects with their mind. Their earlier problems have vanished, but their new freedom comes with a price.
Sabrina, Gabby, Z, Justin and Andrew are to help the FBI solve the grisly murder that has rocked their small town. Their new powers will help them uncover clues and follow leads that have eluded the authorities. Their outsider status gives them the perfect cover.

But the same traits that make them top investigators also make them vulnerable. As they close in on the murderer, they expose a much larger conspiracy that puts them directly in harm’s way and makes them wonder who — if anyone — they can trust.

If you haven’t already done so, check out this podcast episode with Jessica Etting & Alyssa Schwartz as they discuss The Lost Causes, How did they come up with the concept and the characters for the story,  Their writing process as a team & much more.

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Finally, where can we find Jessica & Alyssa

Visit their website

Twitter: @LyssandJess




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