Friday, May 20, 2016

Sweet Success Celebrates Lisa Hawker ITW finalist Best First Novel

CORRECTION: Editor regrets that the cover and blurb for Body and Bone were inadvertently listed as L.S. Hawker's debut and ITW finaling novel. The Drowning Game is Ms. Hawker's International Thriller Writer finaling novel and the corrected blurb follows:   

By: Kathie Scrimgeour

Congratulations go out to Lisa Hawker and her debut novel, The Drowning Game. Her thriller is a finalist in the 2016 International Thriller Writers, Thriller Awards, for Best First Novel. She will be traveling to New York in July, 2016 to attend Thrillerfest and the awards banquet. The Ebook was released September 22, 2015 by by Harper Collins Witness Impulse (ISBN: 9780062435217, available at:

They said she was armed.
They said she was dangerous.
They were right.

Petty Moshen spent eighteen years of her life as a prisoner in her own home, training with military precision for everything, ready for anything. She can disarm, dismember, and kill—and now, for the first time ever, she is free.

Her paranoid father is dead, his extreme dominance and rules a thing of the past, but his influence remains as strong as ever. When his final will reveals a future more terrible than her captive past, Petty knows she must escape—by whatever means necessary.

But when Petty learns the truth behind her father's madness—and her own family—the reality is worse than anything she could have imagined. On the road and in over her head, Petty's fight for her life has just begun.

LS Hawker grew up in suburban Denver, indulging her worrisome obsession with true-crime books, and writing stories about anthropomorphic fruit and juvenile delinquents. She wrote her first novel at 14. Armed with a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas, she had a radio show called "People Are So Stupid," edited a trade magazine, and worked as a traveling Kmart portrait photographer, but never lost her passion for fiction writing. She's got a hilarious, supportive husband, two brilliant daughters, and a massive music collection. She lives in Colorado but considers Kansas her spiritual homeland.



  1. Very excited about this book and Lisa's finaling. Good luck at International Thriller Writers.


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