Middle Grade Mystery Has Ghosts, Missing Treasure and a Whole Lot of Heart


ST. PAUL, MN, December 17, 2018 – Jolly Fish Press, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc. (NSE) is excited to announce the June 18, 2019 release of Ollie Oxley and the Ghost: The Search for Lost Gold by Lisa Schmid. Ollie Oxley and the Ghost: The Search for Lost Gold is a middle grade mystery centered around Ollie Oxley, a shy boy whose first friend upon moving to a new town turns out to be a ghost. Together, Ollie and Teddy have to find a way to take down the school bully and save Ollie’s mom’s theater, so Ollie doesn’t have to move, yet again.

More about Ollie Oxley and the Ghost: The Search for Lost Gold:

Twelve-year-old Ollie Oxley is moving—again. His mom is starting another new job, this time at the Bingham Theater in Granite City, California. Ollie has struggled to make friendships last when he’s always moving from place to place, but he quickly connects with a boy named Teddy. To Ollie’s surprise, though, his first friend in town is a little more . . . unique than those he’s made in the past. Teddy is a ghost.

Befriending someone who lived during the famous California Gold Rush sure does make things interesting for Ollie. But when the school bully, Aubrey, targets Ollie and it looks like the Bingham Theater might close, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Can Teddy and Ollie work together to take down a bully, save his mom’s job, and solve a mystery years in the making?

About the author

Lisa Schmid is making her debut in the publishing world with Ollie Oxley and the Ghost: The Search for Lost Gold. She is an author, a stay-at-home mom, and a pug wrangler. When she is not scaring up ghostly adventures, she is most likely scaring up fun with her husband and son. She lives in Folsom, California, home of the 1849 Gold Rush. You can find her online at lisalschmid.com and on Twitter @LisaLSchmid.

About Jolly Fish Press and North Star Editions
Jolly Fish Press, an imprint of North Star Editions, is dedicated to promoting exceptional, unique new voices in children’s fiction. North Star Editions, Inc., publishes fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages that inspires, informs, and entertains. For more information, visit jollyfishpress.com or northstareditions.com.


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