MORE ABOUT SUMMER OF L.U.C.K.:
INtense Publications, the Texas-based independent publishing house, has acquired Summer of L.U.C.K., a contemporary middle grade fantasy for ages 8 to 12, by Los Angeles-based writer Laura Segal Stegman. Stegman’s debut novel, the story of three youngsters finding their way to self-acceptance with the help of a ghost who haunts a magical carnival, will be released on September 15, 2020.
As Darby described the man who’d greeted her at the carnival, Justin’s and Naz’s mouths fell open. “His name is Leroy Usher, Carnival King. Like the letters on the building. L.U.C.K. Get it?”
Naz, white as a sheet, gulped. “But Woody told us Leroy Usher is dead.”
Her face clouded. “If he’s dead,” she said quietly, “who talked to me yesterday?”
“Laura Stegman conjures up a tale of friendship, set in the perfect summer camp (with a nod to the original Parent Trapfilm) that just happens to have a magical carnival next door. It’s a story about coming to terms with loss, change, and finding the confidence to face the difficult challenges of life. Stegman’s debut novel feels like an instant classic.”
— Kitty Felde, author of Welcome to Washington, Fina Mendoza and Book Club for Kids podcast