Lisa Reinhard

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Lisa Hussey Reinhard is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas City, Missouri.  She graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and earned a Master’s in education from Texas A & M /Commerce.  She has been an elementary, middle school, and college teacher for over thirty years.

Reinhard has been working on Unbreakable Will for over four years, ever since discovering that her father was dying of cancer. It is based on his true adventures of leaving Pittsburgh when he was twelve and heading for California. Interviewing her father before his death, she conducted extensive research into the Great Depression, read dozens of books, watched films of riding the rails, the construction of Hoover Dam, and what life was like during that time. She also listened to the music from that era, all of which shines through her words and makes you feel like you are right there.


Unbreakable Will (2017)

 

Published by Argus Publishing

Reinhard worked on Unbreakable Will for over four years, when she discovered her father was dying of cancer. It is based on his true adventures of leaving Pittsburgh when he was twelve and heading for California. Interviewing her father before his death, she conducted extensive research into the Great Depression, read dozens of books, watched films of riding the rails, the construction of Hoover Dam, and what life was like during that time. She also listened to the music from that era, all of which shines through her words and makes you feel like you are right there.

Set in the Great Depression. Its main character is Will Handler, a twelve-year-old who is riding the rails to escape an unbearable family in Pittsburgh. He quickly finds out that life on the road is not the stuff of boyhood dreams. It is a cold, lonely, and hungry existence. He is befriended by an older man who teaches him the ropes for surviving while camped out in hobo jungles and living out of box cars.

This is Will’s coming-of-age experience during a desperate time in our nation’s history. I believe it has something to say today, since we are facing a similar economic crisis. It is a story of grit, of digging deep inside to find the strength to go on, of not giving up.


Washed by a Beach (2017)

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Published by Argus Publishing

Washed by a Beach is the story of how a young teenage girl and her mother escaped the abuse they were going through from their father/husband and then went on to build a new life.  It chronicles the struggles as well as the triumphs of starting over after leaving everything behind.


Psalms for the Single Mom 

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Published by Argus Publishing

An excerpt from Psalms for the Single Mom

This book of heart songs, soul searches, mind stretches, and humor is the fulfillment of a promise; one Lisa Hussey made to God to take all the pain she experienced as the divorced mother of three young sons and use it to encourage others on their own journey of independent motherhood.

Through Lisa’s words, we are empowered, validated, vindicated, and also reminded of our importance as women, as mothers. Read during the pre-divorce chaos, during the living hell of one, the aftershocks of the earthquake of division and survival, in the midst of visitation and brainwashing, or through graduations and weddings and long after they are grown and gone, all are pertinent and relevant. Abandonment, death, divorce, estrangement—regardless of the reason moms end up alone, the words within these pages restore your soul.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”  (2 Cor. 1:3-4)

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