I grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I spent my childhood hanging around the Wake Forest University campus where my father taught Physics. My mom was a social studies teacher and guidance counselor in the Forsyth County Schools. I have one younger brother who is now a lawyer.
On a long weekend with Diana's grandparents, Stephanie and Diana face what could be their greatest fear: another divorce in their family. Diana and Stephanie find a hidden brochure for a marriage counseling retreat in Norm and Lynn's room, and their suspicions flare when they're dropped off at Diana's grandparents' home on Lake Norman for a 'long weekend.' Will there be another divorce? Things go from bad to worse when Diana hits a deer while practicing driving. Then Stephanie's mom shows up unexpectedly, and the girls are separated. Is it for good? Isn't that what they wanted? As the girls wonder what it would be like to not have to put up with each other, Diana finds something in the woods, and everything changes. This final book in the Sisters in all Seasons series brings the story of Stephanie and Diana to a close, and shows what happens when two opposites become friends, and maybe sisters. Praise for Summer of the Wolves: 'This funny, gentle and compassionate story feels fresh, thanks to appealing, closely observed characters, both major and minor, and a compelling setting' --Kirkus Reviews
The coldest season. Building a family is hard, especially with stepsisters who are complete opposites. During the bleak and dreary days of winter, Diana continues to be bullied at school, Stephanie continues hiding a painful secret, and both their lives are shaken by two tragic accidents. They discover a beached whale on the North Carolina shoreline, then Stephanie's brother is in a near-fatal car crash. The girls try pushing through the rockiness in their relationship and facing their challenges, until Stephanie's lie is finally revealed. Can Diana find forgiveness and faith in her darkest hours? Praise for Summer of the Wolves: This funny, gentle and compassionate story feels fresh, thanks to appealing, closely observed characters, both major and minor, and a compelling setting' --Kirkus Reviews
It may take a miracle---or a hurricane---to save this family vacation. Stepsisters Stephanie and Diana undergo another adventure when they embark on a Grand Cayman cruise with their extended family to celebrate their grandmother's 80th birthday. But the vacation gets complicated with the addition of an eccentric Granny and a video-taping manic cousin. Plus Stephanie's growing interest in boys makes Diana's Mood-o-Meter swing like a pendulum. When the girls discover a plot to smuggle a rare, endangered Blue Iguana, Diana's fury rages to the surface and threatens to ruin the entire birthday party---or unite the clan for a rescue mission. The third installment of Sisters in All Seasons is full of humor, heartache, friendships, and very real family drama aboard a cruise-ship---where there's no escaping if you want to run away! Join Stephanie and Diana once again as they tread the wavering waters of step-sisterhood. Lisa Williams Kline is the author of Floods, The Princesses of Atlantis, Write Before Your Eyes, and Eleanor Hill, winner of the North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award. She has written for Cricket, Cicada, Spider and Odyssey magazines, and lives in North Carolina with her veterinarian husband, where they are frequently visited by their grown daughters. Besides writing, Lisa has been a disc jockey, copywriter, waitress, and veterinary hospital office manager. Recently she learned to drive a forklift.
Stepsisters, yes. Friends? Maybe ... 'I smelled the wolf now---sharp and musky. I scanned the pen and saw a shadow behind one of the bushes that might be another wolf. Probably two of the most miserable looking creatures I'd ever seen.' --from Summer of the Wolves Stephanie and Diana are having a hard time adjusting to life as new stepsisters.andnbsp; The girls 'pretend' to like each other, but it's pretty hard considering they are complete opposites.andnbsp; When their new family takes their first-ever vacation to a horse ranch in North Carolina, not even long horse-back rides in the forest can tame their tempers. Diana's anger issues and Stephanie's fear of everything prove disastrous, until Diana discovers the caged wolves in the deep woods. She vows to free them, and surprisingly, Stephanie agrees to help. But their actions have unforeseen consequences, and if there's any chance to make things right, Stephanie and Diana must put their differences aside
For once Stephanie and Diana want the same thing. That's the problem. Diana and Stephanie are still trying to decide if they like each other when their blended family goes to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for spring break. They're headed in opposite directions---Diana is crazy about the wild horses and Stephanie is crazy about the boys---until one guy catches both their interests. Soon they're butting heads---again. But when their crush is accused of committing a crime against the horses, can the stepsisters band together to prove his innocence?