The Infamous Frankie Lorde

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Launch of a new series for upper middle graders about a girl who has lived as an international thief, now returned to the real world.

Frankie Lorde and her dad have been a team for as long as Frankie can remember. Being a tutor under the man responsible for some of the world's biggest heists has given Frankie a unique perspective on the world. And a special set of life skills. Frankie can spot an FBI agent in a second. Pick a lock in two seconds. Steal a Bugatti in three. Then dad is arrested.

Frankie is sent to live with her uncle, her dad's brother who she barely knows, and is, ironically a cop. Now Frankie has to go to middle school, learn what suburban kids wear and eat. But also ironically, Frankie is in Greenwich, CT, one of the richest towns in America. Seeing the starkness of super rich and the super not rich who support the community gives Frankie an idea. How to use her skills for doing good, to even the score. . . .

Read an Excerpt

The woman’s eyes flitted from side to side furtively as if she was looking for someone. And that’s when it happened.

Her gaze fell on me and we locked eyes.

It was only for a few seconds, but there was a recognition there that I could see right away. Almost immediately, she was lifting her hand up to her ear, and I watched as her lips moved soundlessly.

“She’s a cop,” I said bluntly, realizing I should’ve figured it out earlier. My dad probably had her pegged when he first picked her out of the crowd. He’d just been testing me.

And I’d failed. “Dad—” I started.

“Play it cool, Frankie,” my dad said calmly as he picked up his still-steaming café crème and took a long sip.

“What’s the plan?” I asked almost immediately, having played out this scenario a million times in my head.

I looked around the square to try to suss out all possible escape routes. Within a few seconds I already knew of five different ways we could get out of there before the trench coat lady even reached us.

“I’ll spill my drink, you go inside to get napkins,” I said, thinking out loud. “Head out the back and down the alley and I’ll meet you at our rendezvous point—”

“It’s over, Frankie,” my dad said, smiling at me.

“It’s not,” I said, confused. “She won’t even get here for another ten seconds.”

“She’s the last one to the party,” Dad said, gesturing over his shoulder to the table directly behind us. “There’s nothing to do.”

About the Author:
Brittany Geragotelis is living the dream. After 10 years of rejection from the publishing industry, she began to post her original novel, Life's a Witch, on the online writing site, Wattpad, hoping that others would enjoy reading her book. A year after the first upload, the book had received 19 million reads, which caught the attention of Publisher's Weekly, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

After building up some buzz in the industry, she hooked up with her agents who instantly received interest from publishers and movie/tv producers. Within weeks, Life's a Witch went into auction between four major publishing houses, and in the end Brittany landed a 3-book deal with publishing powerhouse, Simon and Schuster.


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