YA INDIE CARNIVAL: THE LUCK O’ THE IRISH
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I’m Irish. Who isn’t on St. Patty’s day? But I’m so Irish that my protestant Irish mother made me wear ORANGE to school on St. Patty’s Day. In Chicago. Yes…it scarred me for life. Maybe that’s why I became a writer. And maybe it’s why I write about luck. A LOT. It’s funny how these weekly questions have helped me sort out patterns in my writing. All us carnis randomly suggest the post topics every week so I think it’s funny that last week’s post topic on the season we write and this week’s have evoked such epiphanies. Or maybe it’s just the fact that I’m carb-deprived, due to diet.
Anyway, here’s a LUCK excerpt from my new novel that will release this JUNE. I want to keep the title under wraps for now. But I LOVE this story and I LOVE the main character. I hope you like her too.
Pamina was a girl without at past until a grandma she never knew sent her the mask on her twelfth birthday with a note that said, “The Fairy Queen,” XXOO Isolde Richaleau. It seemed a joke at the time. A grandma named Isolde, yeah right. Then the girl’s thoughts meandered to the idea of A Fairy Queen. Pamina never believed in fairies or magic. And since she never had any kind of luck she didn’t believe in the good kind. Pamina had yet to experience any magic in her life until the day the mask and the note arrived. Magic doesn’t need to be the kind that comes in sparkled spells and drastic changes. The kind of magic Pamina felt that day was simply one that warmed her cold heart. A connection. To family. Someone did survive. This magic began to grow. History would claim Pamina. In the end when she found out the truth of her life, she’d wish she could have turned back time. But no mortal can do such things. We have to live the life the fates have given us. And the fates had been cruel to Pamina. Too cruel.
I do have a lucky piece of jade that I keep with me, but that’s about all I have in terms of a lucky charm. What about you? Do you have any lucky charms? How will you celebrate ST. PATTY’S DAY tomorrow?
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Here’s what my AMAZING carnis have to say about LUCK this week:) ENJOY!