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Blog Tour: My Not So Normal Life: Spy Recruit  by Liz Laz

This is my stop during the blog tour for My Not So Normal Life: Spy Recruit by Liz Laz. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 29 May till 18 June. See the tour schedule here.  


My Not So Normal Life: Spy Recruit (My Not So Normal Life #1)

By Liz Laz

Genre: Fiction/ Action/ Adventure

Age category: Middle Grade

Release Date: May 23, 2017



My name is Lily Anne Gemorski. I am not your normal eleven-year-old. I am a spy. I speak four languages and know how to defend against someone three times my size.

As a new recruit, I have learned a lot about being a spy. What I haven’t learned is how to lie to my best friend, Becky; or how to get my team captain to stop hating me.


You can find My Not So Normal Life: Spy Recruit on Goodreads.


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About the Author

Liz Laz began writing as a child and penned her first novel, My Not So Normal Life: Spy Recruit at the age of 15. Liz continued writing in her spare time while attending college at Dominican University and law school at the John Marshall Law School. Liz works as an insurance attorney and writes in her spare time. Liz loves binge watching Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock on Netflix, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. Liz lives with her rescue dog, Robin Hood, just outside of Chicago.


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I ran past the door I had barricaded. The chair flew as the man slammed his body against the door. I jumped. I had to give Ms. Martinsen credit for making the mock mission so realistic. If I had been the man, I would have given up when the siren sounded.

I kept running towards the door in the far wall. I heard the man’s footsteps pound behind me. I ran as fast as I could, pumping my legs high in the air. I heard his heavy steps coming closer. He came so close that I could hear his panting. I felt the tips of his big sausage fingers reach at the collar of my shirt. I knew he wanted to get a hold of my ponytail. I moved my head to the side so that my ponytail swung over my shoulder.

I touched the door’s push bar and pushed it open with my whole body. Sunlight from the outside temporarily blinded me. I blinked to readjust to the light. I heard the cheers and roar from the campers. Even though I had failed, I must have given them a good show. I hadn’t made it fully through the door before the man grabbed my arm. He tried to pull me back into the building. I took hold of the door jam and pulled my body forward. The motion caused my body weight to propel him and me through the door into the open space.

I looked at the man and for the first time I could see his massive size. He stood well over six feet, with brawny arms and a thick neck. He tackled me to the ground and took out a gun. Gasps and screams echoed across the bleachers. Time stood still as I looked into the barrel of his gun. This was not a part of the mock mission. I looked out into the bleachers, searching for John or Agent Silmen. I prayed they’d be able to do something to help me. I saw them standing at the edge of the bleachers looking at me with horror-filled eyes. The distance between us seemed to extend forever. There was no way they’d be able to make it over to me in time. I was on my own.

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