How was everyone else's weekend? Amazing I hope! Mine was pretty darn good... but I 'll get into that in a later post. Today isn't about me, instead I am SUPER excited to be doing a spotlight on a fellow author today! Happy recent book release to Deborah Kreiser :)
Tall and lanky, Genie Lowry is only noticed at academic awards assemblies—until the day she turns 17 1/2, when her body changes from Kate-Hudson-flat to Katy-Perry-curvy—and she finds out she’s a real, live genie. Suddenly, every guy at school is paying attention to her, including Pete Dillon, her never-in-a-million-years crush.
But to gain her full powers and keep her new body, Genie has to find a master, and she’s not sure if Pete’s Master (or Mr.) Right. With help from her dead mother’s interactive diary and an imposing mentor with questionable motives, Genie uncovers the family history and genie rules she never knew. She grapples with her new powers and searches for the perfect master as she tries to make her own wishes come true.
Here is a character profile of one of the characters in Three Wishes:
Name: Leia Hirsch
Nationality: Red Sox Nation
Siblings: a twin brother named Luke
Parents: sci-fi fans
Relationship to main character: BFF and next-door neighbor
Height: Tall enough to kick your butt if you pat her on the head
Hair: brown, pixie cut
Sports: swimming--freestyle sprinter, all the way!
Greatest flaw: very stubborn
Best qualities: deeply loving and doesn't care what others think of her
Most likely to: stalk George Lucas
Also: The story behind this character: Leia is totally fictitious, but her name, spunky personality, next-door-neighborness, and swimming skills *may* have been inspired by a few of my awesome friends
Where to find it (because I know you want to):
(I'll add links if it's available elsewhere as I locate them)
More about Deborah:
If Deborah Kreiser had three wishes, they would include: a lifetime supply of calorie-free chocolate, a self-cleaning house; and the ability to expand time as needed. When not dreaming of her next plot, she works in a school library in Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters.
Three weird facts about her (see where we are going with this THREE theme!):
1. No one can ever pronounce my last name correctly. The worst it's ever been mangled is when someone read it as "Krishna"--nope, we're not Hindu.
2. I have giant feet. At age 6 I wore size 6 shoes, and grew by a size a year until my feet finally stopped growing at age 12. So yes, I wear size 12. (I am almost six feet tall, but still . . . )
3. Last summer, I came in second place in an apple pie-eating contest at our local farm. And I was the only female contestant!
Geeze you expected more? Hahahaha NOPE! That's all you get without buying the book... so now that you're in love with it, go check it out :) Maybe you'll get THREE WISHES if you do :)