Today, I am spotlighting Leigh Brescia's ONE WISH. Leigh Brescia grew up in North Carolina, spending most of her days playing in the woods behind her home and imagining she was a princess. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Communication from Mount Olive College and her Master’s degree from Fort Hays State University. She currently teaches online English composition courses for three universities, and an online “Writing Novels for Young Adults” course for UC Irvine.
When she’s not grading papers or writing, she enjoys reading and watching movies. She sings when she’s in a good mood and has killed every plant she’s ever owned. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and her three-year-old.
ONE WISH is about Wrenn Scott, who desperately wants to be popular and snag a hot boyfriend. Her amazing voice (for once) overshadows her weight when she lands a lead role in the high school musical. Pushing to get thinner by opening night, Wrenn's waistline shrinks as she learns all the wrong ways to lose weight from a new "it-girl" friend in the show. By opening night, the old Wrenn has almost disappeared. After a crisis reveals her weight-loss tricks, Wrenn realizes there are much more important things than being thin, popular, or even dating a hunk.
Thanks, Leigh, for stopping by and answering the Thorough Three!
NM: What is the age of your protagonist/s?
LB: When the book begins she’s fifteen, but she has a birthday not long after.
NM: What is the single, most important bit of advice you'd give to the You that was the same age as your protagonist/s?
LB: Three words: Ceramic Straightening Iron.
NM: Complete the following sentences:
Everyone should definitely, for sure _____________.
You should NEVER, EVER ___________. But if you absolutely must, make sure to ____________.
LB: Everyone should definitely, for sure “spend a week at camp and travel as much as possible.”
You should NEVER, EVER “tell a lie.” But if you absolutely must, make sure “that no one called your mom to tell her that they saw you where you said you wouldn’t be.”
Oh my gosh . . . did I just say that?
LOL! Been there. Thanks, Leigh!
To find out more about Leigh and her work, visit her website. To order your very own copy of ONE WISH, go here.