What is your latest release and what genre is it? Andy Smithson: Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning, Book 2 – Middle Grade Adventure Novel Series
Quick description: “This series has everything a kid could want, action, adventure, excitement and Arthurian mystery!” – Erik Weibel, This Kid Reviews Books (Erik is 12)
Venom of the Serpent’s Cunning is the continuation of L. R. W. Lee’s well-received debut novel Blast of the Dragon’s Fury and the next offering in this seven-book Andy Smithson allegorical, fantasy, adventure series for middle graders.
Eleven-year-old Andy Smithson returns to medieval Oomaldee to retrieve the second ingredient needed to break a 500-year-old curse. But Imogenia’s spirit, bent on thwarting Andy to preserve the curse, is now in league with the evil, scheming Abbadon. Things go from bad to worse when a creature Abaddon, conjures through sorcery from the darkest magic steals the Stone of Athanasia, the source of Hercalon V’s immortality, causing the king and his wizard Mermin to fall gravely ill. Andy must now not only locate the second ingredient, but also retrieve the stone. Will he succeed in battling his adversaries in time to save the King?
As early as 8 years old, L. R. W. Lee wanted to write a book, but she didn’t feel she had anything meaningful to say; she refused to waste her readers’ time. She hoped one day she would have something to contribute to others that could significantly impact their lives.
She worked closely with a mentor while growing her business for 7 years. This education culminated in a practical outcome of helping people shift narratives that are not helpful in living a peaceful life. In January 2012, she and her partner successfully sold the business. For the first time, she had both the opportunity to write as well as something meaningful to share.
It is her hope that kids, as well as adults, reading the Andy Smithson series will come away having been entertained, but more importantly equipped with tools to better cope with life and its difficulties.
L. R. W. Lee lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband, her daughter who is a Longhorn at UT Austin and her son who is in high school.
What are you working on now?
The Andy Smithson series is planned to span 7 books. Book one and two are out and I’m currently working on book three, Andy Smithson: Disgrace of the Unicorn’s Honor, that will launch in Fall 2014.
L. R. W.’s reading recommendation:
I’ve enjoyed Mikey Brooks’ The DreamKeeper and Michelle Isenhoff’s Song of the Mountain lately.