Lisa Luciano’s work as a director/producer in television production received national recognition for excellence in educational programming. She is the author of a non-fiction book about how to use technology in the classroom, has had a documentary script produced and has now written her first young adult novel. Her non-fiction pieces have also won numerous awards. A childhood dream of being a sports reporter was fulfilled when she covered figure skating for the New York Times and International Skating Magazine. She has taught English Language Arts, Technology and Digital Literacy to students in grades 6-12 for more than 30 years and is currently working as a Library Media Specialist. Born and raised in New York, she now resides in Connecticut. Her passion (besides writing) outside of the classroom is martial arts. She is a 4th Dan black belt Tae Kwon Do Master/Instructor as well as a black belt in Hapkido.
Lisa is the recent recipient of first place in a writing contest and her debut novel was featured as a notable Indie in Shelf Aware.
“Somebody has to do something. One of the world’s top male skaters is in danger. He’ll be dead before the end of the Olympics. If you can’t stop it, at least find out why it happened. For once, tell the real story.”
Brody Yates has fallen on hard times. Fired from his job as a sports reporter for a major newspaper, he decides to masquerade as a trainer to infiltrate the backstage world of figure skating. He has one chance to save someone’s life and to turn his around by breaking the story of a lifetime.
The Chosen Ones, though fictionalized, reveals the secrets behind the sequins against the backdrop of the high- pressure sport of world class figure skating. In this non-stop thriller, only one person can win. Not everyone will survive.