Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Introducing Stolen Luck by Jaclyn Weist

One of the most fun things about being in a critique group is seeing a book go from the first stages of concept and rough draft to polishing and revising and then on to publication. Jaclyn Weist is a member of my critique group, and Stolen Luck was the first book she brought. Now it's a real-live actual book, and I'm thrilled to help Jaclyn celebrate the release.

Megan is a sixteen-year-old girl who has been blessed with abnormally high amounts of luck. When a rascally leprechaun named Louie comes to her house and offers to sell her some luck, she turns him down - she has all the luck she needs. Well, he doesn't care for that too much, and steals all her good luck away. Suddenly she's an accident-prone klutz, breaking everything and tripping over everything and basically making a right mess everywhere she goes. The only way to get her luck back is to find Louie - but where did he go?

You'll enjoy this highly imaginative YA contemporary fantasy. It's considered a YA because the main character is sixteen, but younger readers and older readers alike will appreciate this story.

As part of this celebration, I asked Jaclyn some leprechaun-themed questions. Okay, not all of them are leprechaun-themed, but most of them are.  Here we go:

Q. How frequently do you wear green?

A. Not very often. I wear blacks, blues, reds, and yellows. In that order. :)

Q. On a scale of 1-10, where do you rate your liking for Skittles, corned beef and cabbage, and Lucky Charms? And have you ever noticed that cabbage is green?

A: Skittles: 8
Corned beef: 3 (too salty)
Cabbage: 6
Lucky Charms: 10

And, depending on the cabbage, it's green or red. I prefer the green.

Q. Since you started writing the book, have you had any leprechaun-themed dreams?

A. Surprisingly, no. But the word "luck" will never be the same to me. Ever again.

Q. Do you have any redheads in your family, and are they all of normal height?

A. I actually have a sister and two nieces that have red hair (and 2nd cousins, etc). They're all normal-sized. As far as I know.

Q. Is Megan based on anyone you know?

A. Hubby says Megan's personality is totally me. If only I had the natural luck she had, instead of her unlucky side.

Congratulations on this book release, Jaclyn, and for those of you who would like to check out this fun book, click here!

And while you're at it, enter to win a copy!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Andrea said...

Is this where I comment?

My worst day ever... Hmmm. I think it still would be the day my ex-fiance broke up with me, three weeks before our wedding. No fun! But I've had so many good days that I don't even think about that bad day anymore. :-)

Anonymous said...

Without a doubt, it was the day I was told I had cancer. Today, I am a 5 year survivor. Thank you for the giveaway!
Bonnie Hilligoss

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