Lydia has vanished.
Lydia, who’s never broken any rules, except falling in love with the wrong boy. Lydia, who’s been Piper’s best friend since they were children. Lydia, who never even said good-bye.
Convinced the police are looking in all the wrong places, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail begins her own investigation in an attempt to solve the mystery of Lydia’s disappearance. With the reluctant help of a handsome young detective, Piper goes searching for answers in the dark underbelly of 1924 Chicago, determined to find Lydia at any cost.
When Piper discovers those answers might stem from the corruption strangling the city—and quite possibly lead back to the doors of her affluent neighborhood—she must decide how deep she’s willing to dig, how much she should reveal, and if she’s willing to risk her life of privilege for the sake of the truth.
From the glitzy homes of the elite to the mob-run streets of 1920s Chicago, Stephanie Morrill’s jazz-age mystery shows just how far a girl will go to save her friend.
“Morrill delivers a story that has it all – mystery, the mnafia, and a heroine you can’t help but root for. If Veronica Mars met the Roaring Twenties, you’d end up with TheLost Girl of Astor Street!” –Roseanna M. White, The Lost Heiress
Stephanie Morrill lives in Overland Park, Kansas with her husband and three kids. She is the author of The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series, Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft Into a Published Book, and the Ellie Sweet series. She enjoys encouraging and teaching teen writers on her blog, www.GoTeenWriters.com. To connect with Stephanie and read samples of her books, check out www.StephanieMorrill.com
I always love the chance to talk about my office!
I work from home in a tiny room that’s tucked away in our house. It’s the perfect office for me, because I can be home (which is my favorite place in the world) but I’m also removed from the noise and mess of daily life.
About five years ago, I asked for exciting things like a can of paint, shelves, and a roll of cork for my birthday. My husband was amazing about getting it all installed for me, and the result is an office that inspires me and creates a great place for me to do creative work.
Here’s the view when you walk in my office door:
And then this view shows my massive corkboard. I usually have multiple writing projects going at once, and this has been a great place to gather notes, research books, and photographs. I’ve also used it for pinning up all my scenes and getting a good overview of my story:
One unique thing about my office is my collection of giraffes. I currently have twelve, and here’s one collection of them. I’ve been collecting them for almost 15 years now, but I don’t really remember why or how it started.
My office is also full of reminders of lessons I’ve learned and don’t want to forget. Arthur Writes A Story lives on my office shelf to remind me about telling stories that are important to me in a way that’s true to who I am. The bridge reminds me that my job is to tell the truth. And the bird comes from a time when I doubted the importance of creating art, and it was while listening to some birds sing outside my office window that I was reminded how beauty and purpose can work together.
And then I also have a special spot on my shelf for every edition of every book I’ve written, including the Dutch translations of The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series, and a nonfiction book I contributed to, The Bare Naked Truth by Bekah Hamrick Martin.
– 3 Copies of The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill