Please help me welcome the amazing YA author Sandra Cox to the Book Boost Blog today! She's here to discuss "The Trouble with Genies" in honor of her new release Grounded (now available from Class Act Books)!
Before we hear from Sandra, let me remind you to check out her website for details on how to enter her fantastic monthly contest! Here's the link: http://sandracox1.com/contests/
Also, stay tuned below to view her book trailer for Grounded!
Sandra...take it away...
Have you ever noticed on a Make a Wish list nothing is ever clear cut? Somehow the wishes go awry. You wish for a new home. Poof, you've got a million dollar mansion but can't afford the taxes. You wish for a Jaguar. Poof, you get this sexy car then you get grounded or lose your license and can't drive it. You wish to be the prettiest girl at the promo. Poof, you're beautiful, but your date bales and you have to go alone.
I think genies one and all are believers in the adage 'nothings free' and 'you can't get something for nothing'. Just because they have to grant wishes doesn't mean they have to like it. And since they don't like it, they include nasty little codicils. When you think about it, who’d want to be someone’s beck and call genie and have their own wishes completely disregarded.
In GROUNDED, I believe when the genie explained to Gillian's great, great, great grams that a) she would be stuck in a marble statue from dawn to dusk. b) As soon as she had her first girl child she would die and her daughter would inherit the wish spell that he either muttered it under his breath where she couldn't hear or the poor thing was so caught up in the fantasy of unimaginable wealth and beauty she totally ignored the warning. Personally, I think he whispered. Whatever the reason, Gillian--through no fault of her own--got the short end of the stick. But you play the hand you’re dealt.
So what's your thoughts? Why aren't the wishes genies grant straightforward and simple?
Gillian’s best friend is a cat, that’s also caught up in her wish spell. If you’re in touch with your feline side and like to help your four-legged friends, there is a rescue group devoted solely to blind kitties. If you’d like more info on a very worthwhile cause visit their site at http://blindcatrescue.org Kudos to this group.
Thanks for hanging with us today, Sandra! AND NOW...the trailer for Grounded...